HOW ROCKETS ARE MADE (Rocket Factory Tour - United Launch Alliance) - Smarter Every Day 231

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  • SmarterEveryDay


    Жыл мурун

    Thanks for watching this video. I'm glad you're here. If you feel like this earns your subscription please click here:
    How this happened: I messaged Tory "If you ever find yourself with an open lunch I'll buy. No cameras, just rocket geek chat."
    A few months later he changed a flight one day so we could grab lunch, but he also carved out a couple of hours before lunch to give me a personal tour.
    He's as cool off camera as he is on camera. He allowed me to ask any technical question I had, and I never even got close to the limits of his understanding of rockets. His technical prowess is something I aspire to. We made a video on the second channel where I interview him about more specific things about rockets, as well as how he feels about competitors.
    2nd Channel Interview with Tory about rocket engines, competitors, and business philosophy:

    • Comrade Skywalker

      Comrade Skywalker

      Күн мурун

      it’s been a year whats the percentage

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      3 күн мурун

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  • David Witsel

    David Witsel

    3 саат мурун

    Hey Destin! At 21:10 you asked for a percentage and Tory told you to ask a year later..
    I'm incredibly curious now!

  • dpg Edward

    dpg Edward

    3 саат мурун

    Rockets are a racket, Fake nasa

  • Eric Barker

    Eric Barker

    4 саат мурун

    That was a great video. Very interesting. Thank for your channel. I love learning new things.

  • SillyNamesAreSilly


    8 саат мурун

    You should ask him again today how much more lightweight it ended up being: 21:06

  • Facehunter2003


    9 саат мурун

    Thank you for whoever captioned this. It was a bit hard to hear at times. Fascinating stuff 🙂

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    Terry An

    10 саат мурун

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    Jan Dalipi

    13 саат мурун

    My nameees jef

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    FalloutFan 1376

    14 саат мурун

    “Can I go touch that” XD

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  • Matthew Craig Charvat

    Matthew Craig Charvat

    21 саат мурун

    Just a couple of guys who are passionate about rockets. Love it. So amazing.

  • Aaron C

    Aaron C

    22 саат мурун

    How are these people with hillbilly accents building rockets?!

  • Jefferson Xavier

    Jefferson Xavier

    23 саат мурун

    This IS rocket science but that CEO made it seem sooo simple!! All my respects for a man who knows his craft!

  • Tech Spotter

    Tech Spotter

    Күн мурун

    This ceo literally knows every 1 inches. Even he knows every part's exact measurement. That's amazing.

  • Cron’s Carrot factory

    Cron’s Carrot factory

    Күн мурун

    I’d just like to think that when he’s filming straight up and the CEO is explaining the process where this ship is made that there’s actually nothing there and he’s making it up and faking the reaction 😂

  • Big Country Mountain Man

    Big Country Mountain Man

    Күн мурун

    Destin? As an iron worker that has hung high steel and also built Harleys and hot rods by welding and fabricating I do not understand why in the world they did fusion welding on the fuel tank!!!!!!!
    That is so much weaker than a filler rod. Whenever you bond to materials together like they did by swirling and heating the metal through preheating swirling and fusing the metals together and then post heating after the metals are fused together it makes it weaker actually. But it does make it as one piece and I understand why they would do that to a certain extent because the weld that it would take to view something that big together would be pretty heavy. That's the only reason I can think they would do that

  • Ed Miera

    Ed Miera

    Күн мурун

    I was able to see this machine shop
    I not only assembled details for Atlas but also for Delta
    I machined a lot details including barrel panels skirt panels
    I was a senior machinist for 19 yrs and 14 yrs as a senior missile mechanic before I retired
    I hope you get to see high bay where the assembly of the Centur
    The booster is assembled on the main floor. I had a great experience in Decatur. there are some very very talented people out there

  • Ed Miera

    Ed Miera

    Күн мурун

    Thank you for this video
    I had the privilege to go to Decatur to train workers to build special assemblies
    I retired from Lockheed Martin after the joint venture with boeing that came to be ULA

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  • Eddie Lyles

    Eddie Lyles

    Күн мурун

    I feel like CEO Tory would love to give Destin a job

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    Күн мурун

    I never watched so long video, with so much excitement. ❤❤❤❤

  • Mateo Petrevski

    Mateo Petrevski

    Күн мурун

    14:40 my name's jeff

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    Sankalp Kulkarni

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  • Caye Zara

    Caye Zara

    Күн мурун

    This is a large scale, high end and fine engineering. Wow!

  • DjGrimmace


    Күн мурун

    "We're in trouble" Like LOL Are you sure about that?



    Күн мурун

    These people are almost smart enough to start a Rap Group!

  • Max


    Күн мурун

    5:16 that gal peaced out so quick 😂

  • Nakul sri

    Nakul sri

    Күн мурун

    Simple mesmerizing. Most of it idont understand but it's interesting. ULA thank you 🙏👍

  • ToxicPronoun


    Күн мурун

    gotta love dustin, even for his ads he goes hard

  • mahesh ravichandran

    mahesh ravichandran

    Күн мурун

    Why didn't you show us the painting section?

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  • Sebastian Leith

    Sebastian Leith

    2 күн мурун

    Tory could be your aged body double.

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    2 күн мурун

    Tory is absolutely fantastic. I would love a tour aswell lol.

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  • RGP B

    RGP B

    2 күн мурун

    CEO is interesting, but...
    This is a poor and unconvincing ad for very bad rocket design.
    ULA rockets are not reusable = gargantuan waste of tax dollars

  • Don Clark

    Don Clark

    2 күн мурун

    Great Tour

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  • T B

    T B

    2 күн мурун

    I have two comments how can friction stir welding work on such thick metal and do they do both sides or just one side?

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  • Shadat Rahman

    Shadat Rahman

    2 күн мурун

    Love the CEO. Down to earth and inspiring all generations.

  • Phildo


    2 күн мурун

    That’s freaking awesome that not only does the CEO know everything that’s going on and how it works but the coolest part to me was that he actually said “we should steal you a chip so you have a piece of the Vulcan rocket when it goes to space” that was pretty awesome!!

  • Massimiliano Cardinali

    Massimiliano Cardinali

    2 күн мурун

    i've just found a way to make the panels lighter than :)



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  • Isaac Alonzo

    Isaac Alonzo

    2 күн мурун

    For some weird reason I'm only watching this today (1-March-2021) even though I have been subscribed for years, but boy am I glad that I spent an hour listening to Tory.

  • Joshua Chapin

    Joshua Chapin

    2 күн мурун

    I saw "Factory...Rocket...Are" and my Brain saw "Fear Factory" and got excited 😆

  • Doxie Lain

    Doxie Lain

    2 күн мурун

    I was part of a NASA Social for Osirix-Rex, and Tory came down to the launchpad and answered all our questions.I truly appreciated that.

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  • Auday Sami

    Auday Sami

    2 күн мурун

    Amazing journey and the host was fabulous, i like the Manager who knows what’s going on his facilities. Thank you both and your teams for this episode.

  • Stuart Knappstein

    Stuart Knappstein

    2 күн мурун

    This is one of your best videos.
    Watching two passionate people geek out about how to build rockets, well whats not to love!
    Thank you Destin & Troy.

  • Renaissance Engineering

    Renaissance Engineering

    3 күн мурун

    Amazing how most of the most successful companies have STEM folks at the helm. Marketing and soft skills are great, but when the rubber meets the road, you need someone who actually knows what they're talking about.

  • SloppyDog


    3 күн мурун

    CEO Tour: 50 minutes
    CEO Tour with Destin touching everything and talking to everybody: 5 hours.

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    3 күн мурун

    from australia.......great informative video.inspired in people

  • ReclusiveMountainMan


    3 күн мурун

    You can tell both of you are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do. So cool!

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    3 күн мурун


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    3 күн мурун

    Hmm...I think I have a potential employment consideration.

  • We Are Stardust

    We Are Stardust

    3 күн мурун

    Thank you for this video!

  • ScoopDogg


    3 күн мурун

    What a nice guy

  • dmtdude


    3 күн мурун

    If I could I would have 2 subscriptions to your channel. Loved this vid!

  • Gusbert


    3 күн мурун

    At the end of the video Destin asked Tory something about the payload and Tory answered that it's a rover they are going to set down to mars. So they literally were in charge of the transport of preserverance? not a native speaker so thanks for your answers in advance :)

  • Mike Diamond

    Mike Diamond

    3 күн мурун

    What a great guy !! Didn’t expect that. He’s just excited and proud of what he and his company are building as the guy asking the questions. I bet it’s not the first time he’s explained it either, but he’s still proud and excited about the process.

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    Local Fit

    3 күн мурун

    Great content

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  • Brandon Lindblom

    Brandon Lindblom

    3 күн мурун

    Destin: *in a rocket factory* can I touch that

  • FiveStarMan 94

    FiveStarMan 94

    3 күн мурун

    Working at a place like this is my dream job

  • bravejango12


    3 күн мурун

    Tomorrow is exactly one year from the release of this video do we have an update on how much lighter the vulcan panels are?

  • Athisha Sanoop

    Athisha Sanoop

    3 күн мурун

    We made it ..
    Bahubali ..the GSLV of India
    Sir see comment pls..

  • Douglas county Kansas Railfan LKARFP

    Douglas county Kansas Railfan LKARFP

    3 күн мурун

    By the way everyone whenever they say rocket factory they don’t make the whole thing they only make the shell and the stuff inside they don’t actually put in the controls the computers the engines or anything like that they just build in the shell and insulation as well as a few other things

  • Douglas county Kansas Railfan LKARFP

    Douglas county Kansas Railfan LKARFP

    3 күн мурун

    I wonder why they need to keep a rocket booster a secret

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  • Lil Chromosome

    Lil Chromosome

    3 күн мурун

    You can tell Tory and Destin could be best friends. Destin is so excited to see all the stuff he’s dreamed of seeing, and Tory is super excited to nerd out with someone who appreciates and knows the magnitude of everything.

  • Mark Tucker

    Mark Tucker

    3 күн мурун

    Blessings to the CEO, He was kind willing, and helpful love a wise CEO.

  • Peter Thiessen

    Peter Thiessen

    3 күн мурун

    Amazing what technology offers

  • James DeMaio

    James DeMaio

    3 күн мурун

    Watched many of your great vids, but this one was really awesome. I was sorry it was over, I’ll probably watch it more than once.

  • SamC


    4 күн мурун

    Got ya.... got ya.... got ya... got ya...

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    “That’s amazing” repeat 47 times

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  • Aiden Bourgeois

    Aiden Bourgeois

    4 күн мурун

    Nothing like having the CEO of a rocket manufacturing company telling the PR/HR people that "It's okay, I said he can take it"

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  • Patric


    4 күн мурун

    You know what I found amazing, not just did the CEO know every little process (I'm sure it goes a lot deeper but still) he also said hello or waved at passing staff. I've been in so many companies where the CEO pretends I don't exist when he walks past with customers (aviation). An incredible company with what seems like a genuine, caring CEO

  • Juan Manuel

    Juan Manuel

    4 күн мурун

    The coolest CEO ever, I wish I was there and the thing that you couldn't have shown.

  • Jay holloway II

    Jay holloway II

    4 күн мурун

    He is running his own kerbal space program lol 😆

  • Lakario Davis

    Lakario Davis

    4 күн мурун

    Yay the moon saved us. Well bought us some time to save ourselves lol. I wonder is there any mention in the books about how only the rich and powerful were able to escape while the poor had to stay and perish or be taken alone the rich as slaves.

  • King Meow500

    King Meow500

    4 күн мурун

    I would rather do this instead of studying

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    theater of souls

    4 күн мурун

    the CEO though... he knows the ins and outs...

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  • Extreme Fireballz

    Extreme Fireballz

    4 күн мурун

    I love machining it’s a secret passion of mine
    Me: you literally just told millions of people that I don’t think it’s secret

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    Alfa fox

    4 күн мурун

    what an awesome dude

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  • VisionSeeker60


    4 күн мурун

    Absolute waste of money....
    Wars only help the rich.. while the citizens dig deeper into their dismal grave..

  • DogbarkMusic


    4 күн мурун

    An amazing tour, my entire family laughed me all the time I was watching and said dad is geeking out. Just found your Chanel while looking for Rover videos. I am now a permanant watcher. THANKS

  • KW0311 W

    KW0311 W

    4 күн мурун

    Awesome people build rockets!

  • Madmaxximus


    4 күн мурун

    Supper cool!👍

  • 61spindrift


    4 күн мурун

    That was a great video. Big thanks to Tory who is um.... well can't really describe him by words alone. He is highly intelligent and way cool and etc. etc. etc.

  • Markus Barkus

    Markus Barkus

    4 күн мурун

    OMG this is the coolest video I have ever seen on Youtube