Tim Dodd creates in-depth videos about the complex topics of spaceflight and rocketry. From serious scientific topics like different rocket engine types, to fun articles about the biggest facepalms in spaceflight history. Down below you can find the article versions of these videos and also featured posts we want you to read, which can be used for reference purposes. Enjoy!
Starship vs. N1
Starship vs. N1 – a comparison highlighting the similarities and differences between the two giants of spaceflight!
How To Visit Starbase
This guide will get you ready for your visit to Starbase in South Texas, USA. Where to stay, where to watch, and what to do.
Full Reusability By Stoke Space
Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, interviewed Andy Lapsa about Stoke Space, and its approach of starting with 100% reusability.
The 2022 Everyday Astronaut Astro Awards
The 2022 Everyday Astronaut Astro Awards aim to celebrate outstanding achievements in space(flight) taking place this year.
Why Astronauts Do Fighter Jet Training
Ever since the early days of human spaceflight, astronauts had to go through fighter jet training, just like the crew of Polaris Dawn does.
Raptor 1 vs Raptor 2: What did SpaceX change?
SpaceX is developing the Raptor engine powering Starship. See what improvements they already made going from Raptor 1 to 2 in this article.
Rocket Engine Cycles
This article discusses different types of rocket engine cycles, from pressure-fed through gas generator, to full-flow staged combustion.
Elon Musk’s Starship Update – February 2022
A recap of Elon Musk's Starship Update from Starbase, Texas detailing the future of humanity on Earth and Mars.
Engine Cooling – Why Rocket Engines Don’t Melt
Rocket engines use a multitude of cooling concepts to keep them from melting themselves. Learn more about engine cooling in this article.
The 2021 Everyday Astronaut Astro Awards
The year 2021 was perhaps the most eventful and exciting year for space and spaceflight. From tourism advancements, to small startups reaching orbit, to touching the Sun, there were some…
Soviet Rocket Engines
Soviet rocket engines – this article is about their history, their development, their use and their rockets.
New Shepard VS SpaceShipTwo
Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic will enter the commercial spaceflight sector at virtually the same time with New Shepard and SpaceShipTwo.
The King Of Small Sat Launchers – A Comparison
As the components required to build a satellite have gotten smaller, a new market has been born: small sat launchers! Let's compare!
Starship and its Belly Flop Maneuver
Starship's belly flop maneuver consists of topics like terminal velocity, gravity drag, or thrust to weight ratio, so it lands vertically.
The Definitive Guide To Starship: Starship vs Falcon 9, what’s new and improved?
Starship poses the ultimate challenge in aerospace engineering: a fully and rapidly reusable, super heavy-lift launch vehicle, capable of taking 150 tonnes to low Earth orbit. That’s more…
Artemis VS Apollo – Will Artemis actually be sustainable?
The Artemis Program – NASA is working hard on getting humans back to the surface of the Moon. If all goes well, this could happen in 2024!
How do you get back to Earth from Orbit? How NASA astronauts Bob and Doug get home.
How do you get back from orbit? Do you pump the brakes and fall right out of space? We do a summary of how you deorbit, go over the hardware that allows the Crew Dragon capsule to reenter and…
Perseverance VS Curiosity – What’s New?
We do an overview of NASA's Perseverance Rover (formerly Mars 2020), the rocket that will take it there, the timeline, and the landing sequence. All the while, drawing comparison to its older…
Crew Dragon Launch Day Timeline: From Suit Up to Docking with the ISS
A timeline video that follows Bob and Doug from suit-up, transport to the launch site, entering the Dragon, fuelling, launch, and docking with the International Space Station. Weather scrub…
Metric vs Imperial Units: How NASA lost a 327 Million Dollar Mission to Mars
Imagine a simple conversion error caused a multi-million dollar mission to go puff! A video released by Everyday Astronaut this week looks at how NASA lost the Mars Climate Orbiter in 1999. We…
SLS vs Starship: Why Do Both Programs Exist?
NASA just announced the lunar landers for the Artemis program. To everyone’s surprise, SpaceX’s massive Starship is one of three landers NASA chose alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics.…
How much do rockets pollute?
Some might find it ironic that an organization like NASA, who studies our atmosphere, is ok with rockets polluting it so much. Or isn’t it weird that Elon Musk, the same person who is pushing …
Astro Awards 2019
Hello and good evening ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the 2019 Astro Awards! We will take this time to reflect on the exciting things that have happened throughout the year in spaceflight…
Why Starship won’t have an abort system… but should it???
SpaceX’s upcoming megarocket, Starship, is quickly coming to life before our eyes. Starship will be the biggest, most powerful rocket to ever fly. Capable of taking 100 people to the surface…
Best Space Gifts 2019!
I put together a list of some of my favorite space things, AND to make it the super easiest thing for you, I’ve hyperlinked the photos in this article to take you straight to each thing.
Cookies in space – how NASA will bake in space for the first time
We do an overview of the history of space food, and the NanoRacks oven that will bake the first cookies in space.
Are Aerospike Engines Better Than Traditional Rocket Engines?
Today we’re going to look at the history of aerospike engines, go over how nozzles work including things like overexpansion, underexpansion and even expansion ratios, we’ll look at the pros…
DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie will be the first food baked fresh in space!
One topic I get asked about often regarding long duration trips in space is food. If astronauts are away from home for 6 months, like when they are on the International Space Station (ISS), or…
Why do cylindrical rockets roll?
Here’s a fun question that not only have I myself asked, but I get asked fairly often, why do we hear a call out like “roger roll” or “roll program complete” at which point we can see the…
Is SpaceX’s Raptor engine the king of rocket engines?
SpaceX's new raptor engine is a methane fueled full flow staged combustion cycle engine and its so hard to develop, no engine like this has ever flown before!Now this topic can be really…
Why have SpaceX, Boeing & Blue Origin ditched abort towers?
There’s a new trend going around in the commercial space industry when it comes to launch abort systems. All three commercial companies who are putting abort systems on their crewed vehicles…
How SpaceX and Boeing will get Astronauts to the ISS. A comparison of the Crew Dragon, Starliner, Soyuz and Space Shuttle.
Today we’re going to take a deep dive on the two new spaceships that will be responsible for taking humans to and from the International Space Station from the United States. We’ll compare the…
Neutron Update | Interview with Peter Beck
Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, interviewed Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck about their upcoming vehicle, Neutron.
Starbase Tour and Interview with Elon Musk
Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, interviewed Elon Musk about Starship, its development, Raptor, Starbase, and Musk's engineering philosophy.
Terry Virts Interview: IMAX Space Filmmaker
Making a movie in space? Shooting out-of-this-world photographs? Space Shuttle pilot and International Space Station commander Terry Virts did this and more, before Tom Cruise! Everyday…
Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck April Interview
Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut interviews Rocket Lab's Peter Beck about rocket reusability, Photon, and why the supply chain for satellites is so fragile.
Ben Feist Interview on Apollo 13 Audio
We are fast approaching the 50th anniversary of the iconic and suspenseful Apollo 13 mission and many of us were not alive for it. This article talks about how you can relive and just exactly…
Starship Orbital Launch Timeline Checklist [S24 and B7] | Live Updates
LIVE UPDATES leading up to the first orbital launch attempt with Ship 24 and Booster 7 from Starbase in South Texas, United States.
Will Booster 4 and Ship 20 Fly? | Live Updates
LIVE UPDATES leading up to the first orbital launch attempt with Booster 4 and Ship 20 from Starbase in South Texas, United States.
When will Booster 3 Static Fire? | Live Updates
LIVE UPDATES for the testing of the first Super Heavy booster, Booster 3. Follow to constant updates on what's next in testing.
When will SN15 launch? | Live Updates
LIVE UPDATES for the testing and launch of Starship SN15. SpaceX will be attempting to launch its next prototype on another test flight.
When will SN11 Launch? | Live Updates
LIVE UPDATES for the testing and launch of Starship SN11. SpaceX will be attempting to launch its next prototype on a test flight from pad B.
When will SN10 launch? | Live Updates
Keep track on what’s going on with SpaceX’s Starship SN10 on the lead-up to its test flight from Launch Pad A in Boca Chica.
When Will SN9 Launch? | Live Updates
Keeping track of when a Starship Prototype is going to launch is hard. Here, we'll keep you up to date on the latest launch date and what's happening with SN9.