Why Does SpaceX Use 33 Engines While NASA Used Just 5?

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The race to the moon is back on, but why does SpeceX’s Starship & super heavy booster need 33 engines when NASA’s Saturn V rocket, which went to the moon six times 55 years ago only needed five. We look at what has changed since then and why many smaller engines and all the extra complexity that comes with them seem to be the way forward for the modern space industry.

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Written, Researched, and Presented by Paul Shillito

Images and footage: Images and footage : NASA, SpaceX, SkyshowTV

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