“What’s the best scientific formula for a powerful rocket with oxidizer and fuel?” In this video clip from Bang Goes The Theory Series 5, via BBC Earth Lab, we get a quick peek at the mix of chemistry and physics that goes into making a perfectly performing rocket.

Follow this demonstration with a more detailed video: The Chemistry of Rockets: How do rockets work? Plus, two DIY videos: How to make fizzy bottle rockets and Hello Kitty goes to space.

Bonus: Space X’s Falcon 9 Crashes and Landings.

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