An Explanation of How Rockets Work

YouTube chemistry channel Reactions explains how rockets work with a little help from the video game Kerbal Space Program. Chemist Raychelle Burks of Doane College in Nebraska specifically breaks down how liquid and solid propellants work.

This week Reactions makes first contact with the kerbalnauts! Through the fun of Kerbal Space Program, we examine the chemistry of rockets. Featuring Doane College Postdoctoral Fellow Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., we look at solid and liquid propellants and the “ride-able explosion” that is a rocket launch.