HOW ROCKETS ARE MADE (Rocket Factory Tour - United Launch Alliance) - Smarter Every Day 231

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  1. SmarterEveryDay

    SmarterEveryDayYil oldin

    Thanks for watching this video. I'm glad you're here. If you feel like this earns your subscription please click here: How this happened: I messaged Tory "If you ever find yourself with an open lunch I'll buy. No cameras, just rocket geek chat." A few months later he changed a flight one day so we could grab lunch, but he also carved out a couple of hours before lunch to give me a personal tour. He's as cool off camera as he is on camera. He allowed me to ask any technical question I had, and I never even got close to the limits of his understanding of rockets. His technical prowess is something I aspire to. We made a video on the second channel where I interview him about more specific things about rockets, as well as how he feels about competitors. 2nd Channel Interview with Tory about rocket engines, competitors, and business philosophy:

  2. Abdillah Tri Putra

    Abdillah Tri Putra3 kun oldin

    Selamat nk

  3. Game Plays 1230

    Game Plays 12305 kun oldin

    how do the rockets not pop like a balloon high pressure (inside) - no pressure (outside) = POP

  4. ji canbo

    ji canbo9 kun oldin

    I absolutely love how he talks this guy up at the beginning saying he’s a rocket scientist and all without saying he is one him self pretty much. He’s a missile tester and never mentions it, he’s a really humble guy who just wants to bring knowledge to us

  5. Drink NukaClassic

    Drink NukaClassic10 kun oldin

    I pay taxes. I deserve to see it all.

  6. Xavi d'Anjou

    Xavi d'Anjou11 kun oldin


  7. JJ Tall

    JJ Tall3 soat oldin

    He is so great at explaining everything. He really is awesome and so are you. New sub here. I need to watch again because I’m not any smarter 😊

  8. JJ Tall

    JJ Tall3 soat oldin

    That guy is Awsome

  9. Ray Kodiak

    Ray Kodiak3 soat oldin

    Space X rackets come down and land them selfs, these don’t, kind of like a computer with a DOS prompt and SpaceX has a GUI.

  10. Nathan Valentine

    Nathan Valentine6 soat oldin

    Great video Destin. I love your channel. If I may make a suggestion, could you please explain “ escape velocity “. I understand the definition, but I don’t see how a specific velocity is necessary to escape gravity

  11. Omar Bueno

    Omar Bueno6 soat oldin

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  12. Lord Baden

    Lord Baden7 soat oldin

    I work at a company where my ceo has no idea what I do. This is refreshing and intimidating at the same time.

  13. Ping Pong

    Ping Pong7 soat oldin

    I would love to hear a conversation between Elon and Tony - it would be engineering overload. This was great though!

  14. Revtune

    Revtune7 soat oldin

    Fabulous video and Tory is amazing! Kudos to ULA!

  15. Art Rangel

    Art Rangel8 soat oldin

    Crazy thing i drove by this building everyday most of my life, I'm from Addison. I miss Alabama so bad!!

  16. xmodalloy

    xmodalloy9 soat oldin

    We really need Tory Bruno in the same room as Scott Manley. They look like each other's dopelgangers and are both rocket/space scientists. I would just be awesome!

  17. Jish Boi

    Jish Boi10 soat oldin

    when you eat bean burritos from taco bell: 0:12

  18. berkulese

    berkulese11 soat oldin

    I would have expected them to curve the plate then machine it, not the other way round. Isn't there a tisk the bending will deform the grid structure?

  19. Keshava Prasad

    Keshava Prasad12 soat oldin

    I always like the way you explain stuff.....your facial expressions are really good!!

  20. bullhornzz

    bullhornzz13 soat oldin

    That's a nice Vulcan rocket. 🤣 See what I did there? 🖖

  21. Ce Lo

    Ce Lo14 soat oldin

    Very interesting

  22. DexyD20

    DexyD2015 soat oldin

    The Censored peek at top secret information is my favorite bit

  23. SynTaco

    SynTaco15 soat oldin

    Instructions unclear. Made a nuclear bomb instead

  24. Lydell Aaron

    Lydell Aaron15 soat oldin

    CEO went to Cal Poly 💪

  25. chewienick

    chewienick17 soat oldin

    Tory seems so pleased to be talking to someone so enthusiastic about rockets. A real pleasure to see that love for a subject on both sides of an interview

  26. Evilnemo21 Gaming

    Evilnemo21 Gaming17 soat oldin

    The CEO seems like such a down to earth guy

  27. Townie5lax

    Townie5lax20 soat oldin

    This is simply the best video ever on UZnick. I'd love to have a beer with Tony!

  28. Anakin Skywalker

    Anakin Skywalker20 soat oldin

    This is actually awesome! Much more respect to ULA for this!

  29. Jimmy Based

    Jimmy Based21 soat oldin

    Someone get Elon Musk. Destin needs a tour

  30. TB4064

    TB406422 soat oldin

    Best video you have ever produced. Thank you!

  31. Danny Barton

    Danny Barton22 soat oldin

    At 23 minutes has me wondering why they have bikes in a rocket factory. 🤣

  32. Guessagain KK

    Guessagain KK23 soat oldin

    Best factory tour I've ever seen! Rich content and simply explained, but most of all is the "engineering passion" behind it all.

  33. Tony 'tonycuev' Cuevas

    Tony 'tonycuev' CuevasKun oldin

    Now that’s a great person to work for.

  34. Mave Jak

    Mave JakKun oldin

    The ceo loves science and making rockets you can tell he loves showing it off

  35. Weill

    WeillKun oldin

    He needs some lumin dark circle defense

  36. Jairus Morford

    Jairus MorfordKun oldin

    What an Amazing man! SeriousGamer hit the nail on the head! What an honor it must have been to meet him!

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  38. Noah Lefebvre

    Noah LefebvreKun oldin

    way to go Destin, that was incredible and you were a perfect host. : )

  39. Sean Hollowood

    Sean HollowoodKun oldin

    Pinging this since it came on after watching the latest on the perserverance landing

  40. CommonHouse Human

    CommonHouse HumanKun oldin

    This is amazing

  41. Magics

    MagicsKun oldin

    Wow this was an hour long and I wish it was even longer. What a great factory tour. Thank you.

  42. si2foo

    si2fooKun oldin

    i love the woman who bolts the second she noticed the camera on her

  43. Shaun

    ShaunKun oldin

    Would be awesome to see SpaceX's factory. I bet they are less exacting with many things and using more automation. Seemed crazy they had two guys going over a sheet to check for metal chips and the 5000th of an inch tolerance seems a bit high for the surface of a large sheet like that....

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    ronbinkcKun oldin


  45. SHAWN Miles

    SHAWN MilesKun oldin

    Half way through the video,, this has to be one of the coolest CEO’s ever.

  46. Sumori

    SumoriKun oldin

    A SpaceX tour would be really great too.

  47. Robert Sharpe

    Robert SharpeKun oldin

    So absolutely amazing!!!! Such a rare peek!!! Thanks again!!

  48. Saurav Shukla

    Saurav ShuklaKun oldin

    Future is Rocket🚀

  49. Sumori

    SumoriKun oldin

    What a cool CEO.

  50. rajendra rao

    rajendra raoKun oldin

    great video and amazing content. lots of love from Atlanta, GA

  51. Albert Farah

    Albert FarahKun oldin

    Will a United Launch Alliance rocket be used to put the James Web Telescope into space?


    NNICKKKKun oldin

    started watching this and then began to pretend Tory was Maynard James Keenan from Tool and this was actually explaining how Tool Albums are made. Complex AF.

  53. debmallya aditya

    debmallya adityaKun oldin

    awesome .. I believe watching 3-4 videos like this will make me a rocket engineer .. !!

  54. CakeiTV

    CakeiTVKun oldin

    yeah know I feel privileged to be alive rn to see humanity go to space so crazy.

  55. Your Average YouTube Channel

    Your Average YouTube ChannelKun oldin

    the rusins right now ✍

  56. BloodHeresy

    BloodHeresyKun oldin

    5:14 when you dont realise your boyfriend is in a zoom call

  57. Michael Stoyles

    Michael StoylesKun oldin

    What a boss/leader, wish all bosses knew everything that went into what there employees are doing

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  59. Maher Gomez

    Maher GomezKun oldin

    5:14 when the boss is coming.

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  65. Guy Shaw

    Guy ShawKun oldin

    Hey Destin. Question: In the opening scene where we can see a Cessna Caravan model on your shelf... is that by any chance a model plane for Mission Aviation Fellowship?

  66. Rustin Dudley

    Rustin DudleyKun oldin

    Friction stir welding just blew my mind

  67. Rustin Dudley

    Rustin DudleyKun oldin

    Thats a large building

  68. Kris J

    Kris J2 kun oldin

    Thank you CEO of ULA. Coolest boss ever!

  69. no just no

    no just no2 kun oldin

    It's a little late but this video earned my Subscription! The tech that goes on in that building and the infrastructure of the buildings themselves are one of the coolest things I've ever seen... Talk about a hands on Boss... Wow. The guy knows every facet of production and it must take an army to keep not only the machines running but the plant going. Absolutely amazing... Thank you for the TOUR!

  70. Daniel G

    Daniel G2 kun oldin


  71. Travis

    Travis2 kun oldin

    daam Destin u must b LOVED lo :p usually dont look at this means ur camera doesnt see it or u wont b leaving with it lol can i ask if they edited it or did they let u keep that footage?? possibly for later release when its not super secret squirrel status

  72. Jason B

    Jason B2 kun oldin

    What a CEO. We need 100 more of him.

  73. Rem Sutton

    Rem Sutton2 kun oldin

    just cool guys am so jelous

  74. Rainer Winkler

    Rainer Winkler2 kun oldin

    there is no such a company here in germany. we just can build cars and brew beer. the ceo is fully in the game

  75. Mark Barnard

    Mark Barnard2 kun oldin

    I love this kind of stuff, manufacturing processes, the machines, the ingenuity. So cool.

  76. ORIS

    ORIS2 kun oldin

    This is what makes this channel so special. Destin is not afraid to ask the questions and get hands in with everything he possibly can. Where most hosts would just sit back and let the interviewee lead the entire conversation, Destin will ask the questions that most would be too timid to. And Tory has to be one of the most intelligent and engaged CEO's of a multi-billion dollar company I've ever seen. He is an absolute legend and his employees and clients are very lucky to have someone like him. He is going to be impossible to ever replace.

  77. Mung Bean

    Mung Bean2 kun oldin

    Destin is the type of guy with a dark secret that dictates his behavior.

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    tito hotrod2 kun oldin

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  79. Rargzs

    Rargzs2 kun oldin

    Where are the hard hats???

  80. Dj upacu

    Dj upacu2 kun oldin

    I can like that tory is`nt intp the camara

  81. Jacob L.

    Jacob L.2 kun oldin

    This is the coolest thing ever, thanks for making this!

  82. Екатерина Назырова

    Екатерина Назырова2 kun oldin

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  83. Joshua Davis

    Joshua Davis2 kun oldin

    I just love seeing the difference between an engineer as a ceo and a management professional as a ceo

  84. sammy mwaura

    sammy mwaura2 kun oldin

    Tory Bruno....What a Gentleman...the smartest Chief Executive Officer I have watched..!!!!! love it every bit.

  85. Jan Schermer

    Jan Schermer2 kun oldin

    That guy comes from a time and space when managers weren't just pencil pushers. Awesome.

  86. Steven Vacher

    Steven Vacher2 kun oldin

    I love how you get excited and laugh nervously when Tony says you can't film a part or tool 😁

  87. Ken Waltson

    Ken Waltson2 kun oldin

    God bless AH and the NSDAP without them none of this would be happening

  88. Tom Sdralis

    Tom Sdralis2 kun oldin

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  89. MrJayOkane

    MrJayOkane2 kun oldin

    O.o My face looking at the tech!

  90. Julian

    Julian2 kun oldin

    This is great! Thank you! I wonder how 2.7K people don't like this. This is awesome!

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    Elane Baranowski2 kun oldin

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  92. Lance Burnworth

    Lance Burnworth2 kun oldin

    Nobody is going to space😅😅 or has been.

  93. Lance Burnworth

    Lance Burnworth2 kun oldin


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    michelle valentin2 kun oldin

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  95. Michael Bushee

    Michael Bushee2 kun oldin

    Mr. Bruno's barely-contained excitement is infectious, as is your much less contained geeking out. I love watching this so much.

  96. Dustin Hill

    Dustin Hill2 kun oldin

    Nashville ftw!

  97. Music

    Music2 kun oldin

    Very interesting.

  98. supersonicsegax1

    supersonicsegax12 kun oldin

    This guy thinks he’s so smart! It’s not rocket surgery!

  99. Arturo Arzadon

    Arturo Arzadon2 kun oldin

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  100. KillaMurdySquad

    KillaMurdySquad3 kun oldin

    The most human CEO. This was so informative and easy to understand. Thank you. Made me wish I worked for someone like him.

  101. Tucker Chamberlian

    Tucker Chamberlian3 kun oldin

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  102. Bruce Wagenberg

    Bruce Wagenberg3 kun oldin

    Does the used rocket fall back to Earth and gets recovered or a fate with less recycling?

  103. Stephen Crandall

    Stephen Crandall3 kun oldin


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    Angel Gonzalez3 kun oldin

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  105. Filip Kramaric

    Filip Kramaric3 kun oldin

    I didn't know I love this, thank you! 🤩 chills!