The materialization of childhood dreams is a reality held by few.
However, Chris Hadfield is a rare case in that he did accomplished his childhood dream when he became an astronaut.
From learning Russian, to moving underwater in a space suit, there’s a true firehose of information and dynamic skill set required of astronauts.
And of that downpour the inner workings of rockets stands out as a key point of interest.
Take the rocket engine for example. These were not directionally set, they operate on a gimbal.
What is a gimbal?
It’s a mechanism that permits rotation of an object about an axis
This design allows for greater control over the direction of a rocket.
It’s a design that’s been in use since 1948, 73 years.
How will the rocket design change in the next 30? In part, that is up to you, dear reader.