Ever Wanted to be a Rocket Scientist? Learn the Rocket Equation

15 m
Media
An image of a SpaceX rocket launching
The rocket equation: the basis of modern rocket science (image credit: unspalsh).

Ever heard the phrase "it's not rocket science?" Usually uttered when attempting to complete a task that, in relation to "rocket science," should be much simpler. Well, in this article, the Planetary Society's David Shortt gives a short introduction to exactly what rocket science is: the math, the engineering, and how we use it to get to space.

Go To Source Story
Ever Wanted to be a Rocket Scientist? Learn the Rocket Equation
David Shortt
Author(s)
Profile picture for user Jesse Rogerson
Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.