Watch the Long March of Soviet Rocket Engines Explained in Simple Terms

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Derya Ozdemir

Rocket engines are astonishing works of engineering that have the potential to carry humans to Mars and beyond. They've evolved tremendously throughout the years, and some of the most impressive engines were designed and developed by talented Soviet Union engineers. Indeed, there are so many examples that the Soviet rocket engine family tree becomes almost confusing.

In this well-researched and comprehensive YouTube video, Everyday Astronaut tells the story of "well-known and not-so-well-known" Soviet rocket engines, the history of their development, their main characteristics, and the rockets they flew on. It'll be your definitive tour to the Soviet Union's most astounding engines since the video contains one hour and 34 minutes of rocket goodness. The fact that they have such a tangled history adds to the video's intrigue.

The YouTuber creates a chart showing practically every engine that has gone into orbit, as well as telling you some great stories and entertaining anecdotes about these engines. So what are you waiting for? Make sure you check out the video above, and as always, enjoy!

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