How Neil Armstrong Trained to Land on the Moon - Smarter Every Day 250 

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SmarterEveryDay 4 måneder siden
We're going back to the moon, and we're going to need to train Astronauts how to land. This video is the result of trying to understand that control problem better. in the next video of this series, I'll show you footage from an actual NASA Lunar Lander software test I participated in many years ago. Also, I'd like to say express grateful I am to everyone who supports Smarter Every Day on Patreon at www.patreon.com/smartereveryday . If you've never considered being a Patreon of Smarter Every Day, then feel free to click the link if you'd like to see what it's all about. If not, then no big deal! I'm grateful that you're here. Warm Regards, Destin
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome 27 dager siden
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tomandlino 2 måneder siden
Great video!! Thanks! I am a physicist and not a spacecraft engineer, so maybe my question sounds strange to the engineering guys. What I am still curious is why the xy movement needs to be a component of total trust controlled by tilt of the entire lander. Why not tilting just the engine and keeping the lander stable? Then ~6x the tilt on the moon compared to earth. OR use multiple engines (front, back, left, right) to perform xy movement, without needing to tilt the lander or components after all. Curious about your comments! Cheers
loejshep 2 måneder siden
Hey Destin, great video. The video title currently says lading rather than landing.
Ely Klenzak
Ely Klenzak 3 måneder siden
Yooo I used to watch and listen to the apollo synced timeline for hours on end, listening to everything unfold in real time. Its crazy to think that was their exact communication during the missions! So glad you know about that site!
Bob Puckett
Bob Puckett 2 dager siden
Great video.
Tech DIYer
Tech DIYer 6 dager siden
6:14 "I didn't even know the X-14 was a thing, thats incredible!....... ANYWAY, it didn't work , neither did the helicopter." LOL
~Reiji 8 dager siden
1:45 1:58
bez750 9 dager siden
Rip Michael Collins
Gregrs400 10 dager siden
I live very close to their centrifuge facility and see the centrifuge capsule sitting there.
Jack Groves
Jack Groves 10 dager siden
Imagine there’s people alive right now that are so stupid they would watch this entire presentation and be like “they are lying we never went to the moon”. For people like that. We should get them all on a ticket and tell them they are going to the moon to prove it’s real. Then we just adjust the launch a little off and they can watch as they float off into infinite empty space
James Earl
James Earl 17 timer siden
They are lying, you CANNOT go to the moon. You can observe for yourself that the moon isn't a solid object, during the evening you can clearly see blue sky through it, at night you can clearly see black sky through it. The image of a star in the blacked out area of a cresent moon is a common observation, its even used in religious symbols. If the moon was made out of rock than how can we see stars through it?
Chuck Adams
Chuck Adams 11 dager siden
Really cool interview and story thanks. I love seeing this. It is very likely that when we go back, in something like Starship, landing will be entirely computer controlled with zero opportunity for pilot interaction. Just too much happening too fast for people to control.
trash_ducc 12 dager siden
that apollo in real time site is crazy, you can experience what was happening 50 years ago down to the second, Crazy 🤯
UsteupidU 13 dager siden
Thanks for the video, see the one who design the lander
Simon Pruszynski
Simon Pruszynski 13 dager siden
You getting lighter every sec to.
M. Oliver
M. Oliver 13 dager siden
I wonder how much an X-14 would cost today, seeing a functional 1960s VTAL that wasn't just a proof of concept is rather impressive tbh. 👀
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty 15 dager siden
Nobody's going anywhere near the moon, waken up ffs
Carlos .Tato. Garcia
Carlos .Tato. Garcia 16 dager siden
Beautiful episode
EmeraldTigress 19 dager siden
That speach takes place only a few months before I was born....
El Jocko
El Jocko 20 dager siden
Hello Destin, my name is Callum, and i would just like to say thank you for all the effort you have put into all the videos you have done over the years. You have kept my brain active by watching your vids helping me get smarter every day. All the best to you and your family for the future mate. Kind Regards. Callum.
NOMADIC MONGER 26 dager siden
I would rather go to Uranus
HillDoggy Dogg
HillDoggy Dogg 26 dager siden
Dustin is an IIA Agent. That is why his channel has no so many subs and views. The Algorithm pushes people to his videos. So sick and tired of YT faking moves. Banning dissident channels, and news sources whilst promoting Internet (information) Interactive Activity assets to create LARPs.
James Earl
James Earl 17 timer siden
@Atlas Keep on feeding your brain at the through like the live stock you are.
Atlas 18 dager siden
Keep on bitching.
AntNoodles 27 dager siden
AntNoodles 27 dager siden
the voices won't stop
Boomistirr 28 dager siden
trash poopee
trash poopee 29 dager siden
guys he said amongus
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Didn't they know about the almost not existing atmosphere of the moon at that time or why did they propose a helicopter as a landing vehicle?
Atlas 18 dager siden
They didn't.
Mr Dick
Mr Dick Måned siden
1:57 sus
Harry Anderson
Harry Anderson Måned siden
Do you think that the lander trainers for the artemis Program will be software simulations rather than physical flying machines?
Kevin S. Piedra M.
Kevin S. Piedra M. Måned siden
Really great content. Thank you.
Victor Marley
Victor Marley Måned siden
why did they choose to use gimbals, instead of thrush vectoring?
ben ben
ben ben Måned siden
Among us
Golf & Tesla
Golf & Tesla Måned siden
interesting video. Thanks
Colin Måned siden
Among us
Meowski Senpai
Meowski Senpai Måned siden
1:58 SUS
Jet Måned siden
"Do you think the engineers of 50 years ago were better than those of today" I'm sorry Destin, but that was a stupid question to ask, almost trying to put the old gentleman on the spot... Loved the rest of the video. It's brilliant how you were able to put together all this information in a single video and make it understandable for dummies like me.
Tim Måned siden
Nobody went to the moon.
Terrence Boyce
Terrence Boyce Måned siden
RIP Michael Collins
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Jim Jones
Jim Jones Måned siden
Niel never went anywhere but o Hollywood set
James Earl
James Earl 17 timer siden
@Atlas I know, it was Arizona, not Hollywood.
Atlas Måned siden
Jan Broekhuisen
Jan Broekhuisen Måned siden
Loved the material I had never seen before!! Thanks. And RIP Michael Collins
Joe Garcia
Joe Garcia Måned siden
We could totally build the lltv out of someone's garage today. That's a mind boggling thought of how far we have progressed.
Jorge de la Torre
Jorge de la Torre Måned siden
Dustin, love your videos. I’m curious about the Apollo style air locks like between the CM and LM. I’ve looked at them in person at the Huntsville air & space museum, and discussed with the staff, trying to imitate you with the Saturn core-memory modules. I failed, we could never figure out how the ‘grab hook’ or docking-hock, which is in the tunnel is gotten out of the way so that astronauts can travers from one vehicle to the other, and then reseal for separation. I’ve wondered about this since I was a kid back in the 70s, and from time to time I’ve looked at 3-D images to try to figure this out. I’ve watched you solve many harder problems on your great videos and I thought throw this out there to get some help from you. Ps. Also curious if more modern space craft use a similar system. i’ll keep watching and getting smarter every day.
Perry Diddle
Perry Diddle Måned siden
I love your videos. But, this is too heavy for my feeble brain (no pun intended.). Maybe I’ll watch it a couple of times, teacher.
ProXSoldier Måned siden
Bro what an awesome video!! Great job
Vessaire André
Vessaire André Måned siden
Joshua Salem
Joshua Salem Måned siden
RIP Michael collins
Seth H
Seth H Måned siden
Question: How is SpaceX going to make an LLTV out of a massive Starship?
TheArtyBartfast Måned siden
Not gonna lie - my jaw just hit the floor when I saw the live animated force vectors... It is so awesome to see my physics homework of yesteryear come (legit) alive as Destin tilts the helicopter toy in his hand! I immediately imagined my favorite professor, Dr. Mola's chalk drawings and equations springing to life before my eyes. So cool!!!!
Landen Ott
Landen Ott Måned siden
I need more!!!!!
M C V Måned siden
This video didnt get nearly enough views or likes. Everyone knows that the LLTV was dangerous, but I've never seen anyone go this in depth to teach others. Thank you Destin and thank you Wayne for sharing this awesome perspective and information.
Robert Donnelly
Robert Donnelly Måned siden
The best channel I can routinely watch and feel like I'm not falling asleep, thank you for your hard and diligent work , and I know God blesses you.
Davide Piovani
Davide Piovani Måned siden
1:58 amongus
Michael Kern
Michael Kern Måned siden
Michael Kern
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D Diver
D Diver Måned siden
I think the early "control system engineers" are better than now, with limited literary and material resources, they have to solve physics, chemical problems, first formulate systems in calculus, then translate in machine language code, write them in the brain of mechanical-electronic systems that very complex they build, they must master the knowledge all at once
Mauro Coimbra
Mauro Coimbra Måned siden
It's amazing a masterpiece like this video has received such quantity of dislikes...
Christian Rehtorik
Christian Rehtorik Måned siden
Gravity is a push not a pull.
Harry X
Harry X Måned siden
1:45 among us
N1k0 Måned siden
1:45 mogus?
Brixxter Måned siden
Now that NASA selected a HLS to land on the moon for Artemis 3 a followup video would be great!
Attila Bódi
Attila Bódi 2 måneder siden
Someone please do that cartoon!
H Habib
H Habib 2 måneder siden
Moon landing was fake
Jeff Van Rooy
Jeff Van Rooy 29 dager siden
High school dropouts are so lol
Atlas Måned siden
Antonio Hernandez
Antonio Hernandez 2 måneder siden
I want to know if any simulator game has this thing in it
Mark VanRaam
Mark VanRaam 2 måneder siden
The LLRF frame is still there about 10 minutes from me.
Mike Manthe
Mike Manthe 2 måneder siden
I really respect you destin
jamcdonald120 2 måneder siden
15:10 like why they used 2 different CO2 filters
jamcdonald120 2 måneder siden
1:55 and that is what kerbal space program is for ;)
MUlises PHuerta
MUlises PHuerta 2 måneder siden
Neil never went to the moon Truth will come out sooner or later
Niko942 2 måneder siden
NASA is not going back to the moon. China might and SpaceX might but not NASA. NASA has become so mired in bureaucracy and waste that it has been going backward for decades. They don't design engines anymore and they don't do manned flights anymore. This is the nature of government.
nicsandee123 2 måneder siden
@Niko942 my bad I thought you were saying the landings were fake. I however do not suffer any such ailments as being addicted to the dreaded NBC Narrative or cognitive dissonance. I’m 53, I’ve seen plenty, as you do if you grow up on the ‘wrong side of tracks’.
Niko942 2 måneder siden
@nicsandee123 If you think about it you'll see that cognitive dissonance can't affect just anyone, it can only affect those whose perceptions are largely false. If you're able to correctly understand what happens in the world, then there simply won't be a disagreement between facts and what you already know. However I have no idea why you're talking about 'hoaxers'. No one in this thread has mentioned any kind of hoaxes, except you.
nicsandee123 2 måneder siden
@Niko942 you know that cognitive dissonance works both ways right? It has no bias, so it could be you that suffers from that most heinous of ailments? Every wonder why hoaxers keep harping on about shadows yet you can prove all that nonsense is wrong in your own back yard? Or better still find a piece of waste ground that catches the afternoon sun, bring a shovel, some rocks and a camera. It’s easy to do. So if one of the key elements of the hoax is the photographs and the shadows but yet it is utter nonsense, why should anyone listen to or place any credence on the rest of it? Food for thought perhaps?
Niko942 2 måneder siden
@Atlas You see, you have no idea why you support what you support. You have no logical backing, no historical evidence, no moral justification. You just repeat whatever position the media tells you to and anyone who disagrees you turn to insults and empty posturing. I never said "taxation is theft" those are your words, not mine. By reducing to a meme, you tell yourself that you don't need to look at facts or evidence or even morality.
Atlas 2 måneder siden
@Niko942 Are you still going on about this? It's over, dude. You think taxation is theft. That's beyond stupid. You lost, homie. Go home.
Boba Fett
Boba Fett 2 måneder siden
1:49 - 1:55 I don't see why this is important... 😕
Hack Hair
Hack Hair 2 måneder siden
"moon lading"
Dorothy Miles
Dorothy Miles 2 måneder siden
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Dan M Studios
Dan M Studios 2 måneder siden
Just finished Mike Collins audiobook, it was great!
Rya Lee
Rya Lee 2 måneder siden
What if I Were My Dog and My Dog Were Me? Designed to assist young writers in learning during the pandemic! Margaret Van Fleet.
Smachfest 2 måneder siden
You Tube are ramming their ads in all over the place. Such as, in the middle of critical statements or information.
Atlas 2 måneder siden
ublock origin 😉
Scott 2 måneder siden
Smarter every day? Seriously? Have you looked at that paper, curtain rod and masking tape Lunar lander? You REALLY believe that pile of junk landed on the moon? Dumber every day should be your channel name, sorry.
Atlas 2 måneder siden
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Rock Hash
Rock Hash 2 måneder siden
This could explain some of the "UFO's" that have been seen just floating in place. I mean the government is 30 years ahead of what we know, admitted by the FBI or CIA. It was one of them, but I do remember talking about this in class at the University. Edit: Not sure about the crafts flying over 5000 mph and turning at basically 90 degrees.
Alluri 2 måneder siden
is my memory tricking me or has the title changed at least twice?
Atlas 2 måneder siden
I believe it has
Daniel M Connolly
Daniel M Connolly 3 måneder siden
Complete nonsense.
Atlas 2 måneder siden
Omar Salih
Omar Salih 3 måneder siden
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Voor Naam
Voor Naam 3 måneder siden
How My Drone Landed on the Moon - Pitty the Camera Broke Down Half Way - I Pointed It into The Sun...
Comrade Polar bear
Comrade Polar bear 3 måneder siden
1:58 sus ⁉️⁉️⁉️
Pat* Darko
Pat* Darko 3 måneder siden
Plot twist....they don't
E. Rose
E. Rose 3 måneder siden
Daniel Richards
Daniel Richards 3 måneder siden
"are you Nasa? call me."
RichJMoney 3 måneder siden
This might be a stupid idea, but these days couldn't we, in theory, build a drone 1/6th the mass of a lunar lander then use virtual or augmented reality to put the pilot in the seat of that drone?
RichJMoney 2 måneder siden
@Atlas yes but the counter thruster offsets an amount of WEIGHT, which you can also do by... reducing the weight. Acceleration due to gravity is constant but how it flies is based on the overall MASS vs the force of the thrusters.
Atlas 2 måneder siden
heavy things freefall as fast as light things.
C.H.Z 3 måneder siden
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JathTech 3 måneder siden
I disagree with Mr. Ottinger that we won't go without training on an LLTV. China recently sent an unmanned flight to the moon and it landed and took off without a human pilot. The computers we have nowadays are good enough to input the Gs, and land without any experience whatsoever by themselves. I would be completely shocked if we even bothered putting a man on another LLTV ever again. I go think though that it could be useful for testing the autonomous landing of the crafts we build in the future, for both the moon and for Mars, thought I can understand why they didn't do it for the sky crane concept that placed perseverance on Mars. It still landed safely without that didn't it? Within 5 meters of it's intended landing spot.
MW Douglas
MW Douglas 3 måneder siden
I love Destins videos, but a VTOL jet in the 60s isn't amazing. The Harrier Jump Jet took its first flight in like 1967.
Justice Sportsman
Justice Sportsman 3 måneder siden
10:22 Wow after seeing that ejection seat I had to look it up. They pull 12-14g :O :O
HAUNEBU 2 3 måneder siden
We couldn’t have Accomplish these in the past without a patriotic mindset. People pull back and tiptoe around projects based on saying or doing something that might offend another person, so people withdraw from the project! If cancel culture doesn’t stop we will be at the real country in no time. With the New World order will be the THIRD WORLD ORDER!
Karim El Hayawan
Karim El Hayawan 3 måneder siden
That clip of the bail out was terrifying.
Mathr 3 måneder siden
Youre a beast .
Just Another Guy
Just Another Guy 3 måneder siden
0:36 They don't.
OZZY xKC 3 måneder siden
If he says the moon landing was real I believe it 😂
Diogo Brito e Faro
Diogo Brito e Faro 3 måneder siden
Ken Bengtson
Ken Bengtson 3 måneder siden
That was awesome. Please keep reaching back in time to speak to the scientists and engineers that got us where we are. Thank you.
Elliot S
Elliot S 3 måneder siden
I'm so glad I watched this. For years, I've always thought that Neil's crash with the LLTV was caused by pilot error and that, in general, they hated the LLTV. I always had the belief from information I gathered through various articles and docs that the LLTV was useless and couldn't adequately train them for lunar landing. Wow, what an eye opening video.
albert pearson
albert pearson 3 måneder siden
For real were you go my son and me love getting smarter everyday
Mark_ _Whitfield
Mark_ _Whitfield 3 måneder siden
I got completely distracted when you broke out the lunar lander shot glass. PS if it's not a lunar lander shot glass I now reserve the rights for them
Mikey 101234
Mikey 101234 3 måneder siden
11:17 I’ve never seen a luggage tractor going so fast in my lifetime
Dathaniel 3 måneder siden
A great book about the engineering aspects of the Apollo program is “Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon” by Mark Gray. As an engineer you’ll love it. I read it in my history of technology class for my mechanical engineering undergrad.
Kaden Mcentire
Kaden Mcentire 3 måneder siden
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Skegon 3 måneder siden
I could not stop smiling at how excited Destin looks, when speaking to Mr. Wayne Ottinger. That was amazing.