Everyday Astronaut

Everyday Astronaut

Rocket science. A term we all use to describe something incredibly difficult. Trying to grasp all of the concepts involved in rocket science can be incredibly intimidating.

My name’s Tim Dodd but I'm better known as the Everyday Astronaut. Recently I fell head over heals in love with spaceflight. My appreciation and curiosity for the subject grew into an obsession. Before you knew it, all I wanted to do was learn more and more. And the more I learned, the more I wanted to share what was making me so excited.

But as someone who dropped out of college and has no technical background or degree… I really felt unqualified for the job of explaining rocket science to anyone. But the fact of the matter is, if I can learn this stuff, anyone can.

Rocket science is awesome, and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be excited.

Everyday Astronaut. Bringing space down to Earth for everyday people.


  • Nina Frangieh
    Nina FrangiehHace 14 horas

    I love you falcon 9

  • Nomad NLD
    Nomad NLDHace 15 horas

    I miss your deep dive explanation vids Tim! Binged them all 😂

  • Everyday Astronaut
    Everyday AstronautHace 14 horas

    Working on one as we speak! Lots more coming!

  • Pol Valls
    Pol VallsHace 15 horas

    **Starship joined the chat**

  • Raumfahrt und Wissenschaft
    Raumfahrt und WissenschaftHace 15 horas


  • Owl Boy
    Owl BoyHace 16 horas

    Man if only Nasa could revert launches

  • Pol Valls
    Pol VallsHace 16 horas

    What an amazing duo

  • Mandorle21
    Mandorle21Hace 16 horas

    Speed in miles and altitude in body parts. Good. Murica.

  • Mars Starlink
    Mars StarlinkHace 16 horas


  • david henry
    david henryHace 16 horas

    Can there really be a comparison between Apollo and Artemis? Everything- electronics, computer systems, even intergrated circuits, liquid rocket engines and many other technologies were pushed to a limit by Apollo. Apollo created much of the infrastructure for rockets that America has today. What Apollo achieved was invaluable. What companies like Boeing are doing to artimes is pure greed, and should be considered as criminal. I understand the anger caused by this unnecessary wastage. And I am Australian, not American. I do think NASA is on its way towards getting the funding directed where it can give the best value, I hope I am correct, and wish NASA and the U.S. taxpayerall the best.

  • Migning SM
    Migning SMHace 17 horas

    Jeff who?

  • Ken Helmers
    Ken HelmersHace 17 horas

    Thanks folks, just awesome!

  • 52. Chirag Pradhan /11B
    52. Chirag Pradhan /11BHace 19 horas

    Everyday Astronaut I am asking that How Zhurong rover of Tianwen-1 mission survived first martian night without solar panels being deployed and with no RTG power source, I heard that Ingenuity helicopter wouldn't survive if it's solar panels didn't get sunlight within 24 hours of deployment from perseverance rover that was done on 4 April 2021? Everybody asked about Ingenuity's survival but i am anxious about zhurong's method of survival in -99°c

  • Mathilda
    MathildaHace 19 horas

    "I always love talking to you" Props to Tim for not dying on the spot!

  • Wampa842
    Wampa842Hace 19 horas

    The way the applause stopped so quickly was crushing.

  • Ujjiban Bhattacharjee
    Ujjiban BhattacharjeeHace 19 horas

    1 million family are coming!!

  • gasgasLex
    gasgasLexHace 20 horas

    The New Zealandish accent always makes me smirk

  • Michael Behrns-Miller
    Michael Behrns-MillerHace 20 horas

    Got chills listening to Tim talk about how insanely difficult the bellyflop is, knowing SpaceX already nailed it.

  • Julian Julian
    Julian JulianHace 20 horas

    chinese rocket fall uncontrollably.. *FREAK OUT, NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!.. American rocket fall uncontrollably.. *Oh no, it's ok, i'm sorry for your lost, keep fighting, better luck next time, etc,etc,etc

  • Great aahaah5
    Great aahaah5Hace 21 un hora

    "SSTO's suck" Matt Lowne: Are you challenging me?

  • NotAlexNoyle
    NotAlexNoyleHace 21 un hora

    Very educational, quality content.

  • Philip Drew
    Philip DrewHace 21 un hora

    Yeah, carbon composites are overrated. If you can do it for cheaper why not

  • Jon Frost
    Jon FrostHace 21 un hora

    Imagine if Elon Musk had never been born .. horrifying thought!

  • Gregory Thoman
    Gregory ThomanHace 23 horas


  • Mr T
    Mr THace 23 horas

    They thinking beyond and out side the box that made them crazy.

  • Dominic Hamer
    Dominic HamerHace 23 horas

    Do not put an N1 "in your backyard".

  • Shannon D
    Shannon DHace un día

    These guys are as bad as China. Tons of junk heading back to earth uncontrolled........

  • Killing Fields
    Killing FieldsHace un día

    That concept is only and still a science fiction Flash Gordon era fantasy. Theres a more practical, easy ways to recover space craft. A technology that has been around even before Johnson of Skunk Works created the SR-71 Blackbird. Even Burt Rutan knows it, but the Feds prohibits them to even mention it. But Rutan once said, that any of todays latest even futuristic aircraft technology who still uses an airfoil (wing) ang fossil fueled engines are all crude as ever, rockets included.

  • Jose Sabado
    Jose SabadoHace un día

    You did not mention SLS safety. The SLS has an abort system.

  • Alfred Petersson
    Alfred PeterssonHace un día

    I have a query. If you could somehow change the efficiency of the engines mid-flight, aka extend the muzzle or something similar to make it more suited for space flight, would that make SSTO:s more possible?

  • DrScopeify
    DrScopeifyHace un día

    The problem is that Starship has yet to prove the refueling process is possible and without it the program is a paper weight so NASA has to hedge its bets and it could seriously pay off. If Starship is able to refuel than it's a win-win but if it fails and NASA has no SLS then the USA will be set back over a decade maybe even 2 decades while China take global lead. There is no choice but to work on the SLS and the faster the better. Having 2 systems is better than none,

  • joseph prosser
    joseph prosserHace un día

    Tim, I keep returning to your videos to watch again and again. The problem of aero spike engines is that that have been too closely associated with failed SSTO vehicles. An aero spike on a reusable booster is a niche that deserves closer consideration as it could be the ideal application for such technology.

  • Latitude 66 North
    Latitude 66 NorthHace un día

    Me counting binary allowing to count to 15 on one hand. Theoretically 1023 on 10 fingers, but I normally use one thumb and one hand giving me counting ability counting to 31 witch cover's my normal needs.

  • Ivan Provase
    Ivan ProvaseHace un día

    It is time for an update!!!!

  • Pope Todd
    Pope ToddHace un día

    I don't think that is a priority at this point in the pathfinding stage.

  • Karl Lee
    Karl LeeHace un día

    Too many detour... Short and sweet to the point pls

  • The Stoned Bee
    The Stoned BeeHace un día

    That's a super sketchy landing technique especially if you have people in there

  • Freebird
    FreebirdHace un día

    Does the Everyday Astronaut Team know why practically all Space X Boca Chica personnell working on (what is a very dynamic - and not without risk) building site/ facility, DO NOT wear high visibility clothing? Does the state of Texas encourage or mandate safety procedures, regardless of industry, or manuafacturing facility? I would encourage Elon to consider the on site safety of his Rocket construction staff. Awesome stuff going on for sure, even though Elons thinking outside mainstream box speeds up advancement. However the test it and bend it trial and error route, is exactly that, an error route, which involves human fleshy error makers. Everyday Astronaut SpaceX Fan

  • Matthew Morycinski
    Matthew MorycinskiHace un día

    It does look as if the thrust vector rotated the 2nd stage off course and then the engine shut itself down. That would leave it tumbling, with variable acceleration, which is what I think we see.

  • Code Ninja
    Code NinjaHace un día

    I haven't watched the video yet but just wanted to share an idea. If comfort for human passengers is wanted/needed during landing a gyroscope can be used to keep the passenger seats (or even the whole passenger cabin) upright during the whole landing to ensure g-forces are maintained in a single direction. That way you're not being thrown around in your seat.

  • Wills Power
    Wills PowerHace un día

    I’m going to feel what they’re feeling Monday morning market open . $VACQ

  • Nani Nano
    Nani NanoHace un día

    cosmonaut says 'hi'

  • PuniSherOP
    PuniSherOPHace un día

    You mean that the upper stage might crash on my terrace anytime? I'll collect parts

  • Lucas Walters
    Lucas WaltersHace un día

    Elon Musk is the physical embodiment of the Silicon Valley "nothing is impossible" spirit and I love it

  • TimberStiffy_
    TimberStiffy_Hace un día

    think they really are out of toes.

  • Limp Wibbler
    Limp WibblerHace un día

    I feel bad for rocket lab I do. But mostly I feel bad for the contractors. They probably made great satalites that were completely functional all dead by a mistake not their own. They did know the risks, all space travel has inherent risk, rockets explode. China, Russia, U.S, private, and more have all had failures and we have lost satalites, equipment, probes, rovers, and even people. Let's just be glad that this failure did not hurt anyone and the pad is still good.

  • Ken Helmers
    Ken HelmersHace un día

    Interesting indeed! Thanks Tim!

  • James Hammons
    James HammonsHace un día

    I’ve always been enchanted about terminal velocity in a physic way and the feed back from my family and friends

  • Wesley Jeggo
    Wesley JeggoHace un día

    Failure is a chance to learn.

  • USA - a country of freedom and justice Fact
    USA - a country of freedom and justice FactHace un día

    It happens) but still SpaceX is better and more reliable, in my opinion, I will forgive them to take a contract)

  • CougarW
    CougarWHace un día

    Ah man, no. This is bad for everyone in the industry. Working it, keep working it.

  • Bob Withrow
    Bob WithrowHace un día

    Tim, this is my 7th and counting Everday Astronaut video I've watched. Amazing stuff! I'm norminal!!!

  • moesly89
    moesly89Hace un día

    3:30 I laughed soooo hard at the Startship Launch System joke!! Clever very clever! Thanks for that Tim! 😂

  • YouSurf
    YouSurfHace un día

    I do believe that they go with SES too soon after separation... and you get back flame and that may cause pressure and FLAME into the lower part of the second stage and maybe even snuff out the engine, if not start a fire in the engine exterior with any sensors and such which could fail and auto-shut down........ Maybe they should design the flight to wait until at least 50 ft of separation for that little needle, not 5-10 ft.

  • Phil Jeavons
    Phil JeavonsHace un día

    The upper stage lit, however they had to quickly shut it down. If you look at stage separation in the video it shoots off sideways, looks like the engine nozzle was pointing in the wrong direction or something. I could be wrong though! Just guessing…. Update: Looks like they will be able to get the booster. So will be able to investigate that section at least.

  • chris hall
    chris hallHace un día

    Hate to say this but This could be the Nail in the coffin for Rocket Lab with a Failure like this I don’t see how they survive this one

  • Jayden Dean
    Jayden DeanHace un día

    🤣🤣🤣Karma is here

  • Rich Muller
    Rich MullerHace un día

    Why was a clip of the Russian space shuttle used?

  • The Art
    The ArtHace un día


  • All Good
    All GoodHace un día

    I ❤️ Rocket Lab.. succeed or fail.. proud Kiwi 👍🇳🇿

  • Jakester! - The Darude Comment Critic
    Jakester! - The Darude Comment CriticHace un día

    I'm a diehard SpaceX fan but I fully support Rocket Lab, we all know that - well - it is rocket science after all. I'm really sorry and wish them good luck for future missions.

  • Mark A. Demaline
    Mark A. DemalineHace un día

    That sound is amazing.

  • 1
    1Hace un día

    Do you think if I keep walking around the beach Ill find any parts or just sand?

  • mipspc
    mipspcHace un día

    Greater than 300. Elon: hold my beer.

  • Scorpio
    ScorpioHace un día

    Rail is a set, confined pathway. SpaceX wants to be able to move all over the place.

  • Fazeimpulser
    FazeimpulserHace un día

    so close to 1M can't wait for such a milestone and stream!

  • Sean McPherson
    Sean McPhersonHace un día

    Following some names of SpaceX, like "Of course I still love you", and "Just read the instructions.", we can call the super heavy: "Get the hell out of here."

  • Etienne Boucher
    Etienne BoucherHace un día

    10 secs into launch we had strange sparks...

  • Pascal Arens
    Pascal ArensHace un día

    No throttle down on max q destroyed upper stage

  • Antonio Montanez
    Antonio MontanezHace un día

    This never gets Old enough 😍 cause it's information that is necessary for young and old like me to remember, just in case.

  • Onkla
    OnklaHace un día

    Your last livestream of a Falcon I carrying a payload 😢

  • Claudio Maia Santos
    Claudio Maia SantosHace un día

    The passion of Tim Dodd Is just the most satisfying thing. He doesn't care about the teams, just want to see them score! I really like RocketLab and Peter Beck. I'm sure this won't stop them!!

  • The555shoes
    The555shoesHace un día

    Imagine, 40 yesrs ago they land on the moon and now they get crazy when stupid fat rocket makes a flip and comes to earth after a bit climbing 🤣🤣

  • John Brooks
    John BrooksHace un día

    Someone will be out of a job soon.

  • Aerohk
    AerohkHace un día

    But was the 1st stage recovered?

  • Micah Horn
    Micah HornHace un día

    if by some chance someone comes across this video and is looking for something to invest in, research some clean energy type companies and look in that direction. with the current and future generations you might as well take a clean energy future as fact (with caution, especially when it comes to investing)

  • David Beppler
    David BepplerHace un día

    For the algorithm. Thanks for keeping us company during this launch. Anyone know how much those satellites were worth? How much did they lose?

  • Christopher Williams
    Christopher WilliamsHace un día

    I rewatched it a couple times and it really looks like the engine lit and you see the 1st stage shoot off screen on the right.... Like they lost gimble control, then the engine shutdown the moment it realized that it was shooting off course...

  • Sinistav TnT
    Sinistav TnTHace un día


  • Santa Clause
    Santa ClauseHace un día

    Wow. dont fly Malaysian