141 | SpaceX Starship SN9 Launch - Heat Shield Trouble - NASA Perseverance Landing

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Today amongst other things I’ll explain to you, what’s next for SpaceX’s Starship SN9, what’s the trick with Starship heat shields and where NASA’s Perseverance is right now and what we can expect for the landing.
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  • What about it!?
    What about it!?Vor 4 Tage

    When will SN9 Launch? What's your best guess?

  • Andy Long

    Andy Long

    Vor 22 Stunden

    3 weeks, given good weather.

  • AIO I All in one

    AIO I All in one

    Vor Tag

    Wait....... I saw you on everyday astronaut's stream of blue origin capsule launch

  • 3xtra Terrestrial

    3xtra Terrestrial

    Vor Tag


  • José Antonio Márquez Botello

    José Antonio Márquez Botello

    Vor 2 Tage

    Friday or monday

  • Kyojuro Rengoku

    Kyojuro Rengoku

    Vor 2 Tage

    15 January 2021 Tomorrow

  • J Abbott
    J AbbottVor 3 Stunden

    I don't think Musk got any richer to take the number one spot, it had more to do with Bezos having got poorer. That divorce hurt.

  • Mateussz Pytel
    Mateussz PytelVor 4 Stunden

    how is sound from rover heard in space ?

  • bobbymac1947
    bobbymac1947Vor 4 Stunden

    why is Elon dragging his feet?

  • Don Halley
    Don HalleyVor 6 Stunden

    A note for post: The percussion in the music bed is WAY too noticeable, and - at least for people with decent audio systems - makes this almost unwatchable. Think "someone constantly pounding a bass drum in the background". You don't notice this because you are very used to it (it's "normal"). For the rest of us - not so much. Just sayin'.

  • Chrys Encinosa
    Chrys EncinosaVor 7 Stunden

    “rapid unscheduled disassembly” 😂

  • phillip sundal
    phillip sundalVor 8 Stunden

    Every time I see Felix, I see DR strange for a split second

  • Greg Allen
    Greg AllenVor 12 Stunden

    I’m a no watch commercials guy and I pay for premium because ad free Sorry Felix but I can’t stand the ads You go

    RUSTY NEEDLESVor 12 Stunden

    Who is this guy ? something doesn't sit right, first off, he sounds like a robot, lol and then facially, looks just as mute, first video uploaded 11 years ago, some weird "middle earth video" and as of a year ago, you got it, space ! spaceX included ... hmmm and the channel name "What about it!?" huh ? come again ? what about what ? space ? or middle earth ? honestly though, there are already plenty channels out there that do a great job at following whats happening in the space industry and well, the channel name, come on, something relevant at least ? or are you simply leaving it like this incase you need to change subject matter in another 11 years ? lol ... the sheer lack of character is off putting but, good luck I guess, I can't help but think the entire channel is a cash grab, merch and everything and you've been running the page in this manner for a year, hmmm, yeah, I'ma go elsewhere

  • Willliam Stronghammer
    Willliam StronghammerVor 15 Stunden

    It was a static fire test on SN9 because of the header tank problem on SN8. no problem on the engine un SN9 or what so ever. get better information pls.

  • themadking 2
    themadking 2Vor 16 Stunden

    Your voice is epic 🤩

  • Jari Sipilainen
    Jari SipilainenVor 21 Stunde

    if it not land mars 2025

  • Andy Long
    Andy LongVor 22 Stunden

    Great Video.

  • tatfung
    tatfungVor 23 Stunden

    I have used your promote code for joining surfshark

  • Bo Jangles
    Bo JanglesVor Tag

    Nice click bate with the landing in the tile

  • Hannes Respondek
    Hannes RespondekVor Tag

    Perfekt ausgesprochen :D Danke für die tollen Videos!

  • John Richardson
    John RichardsonVor Tag

    Towards the end you played a recording of from a space probe travelling through Space and said the noise was the on-board pump! Just wondered how that could have been recorded and heard in the Vacuum of space! 🤔

  • Rienk Kroese
    Rienk KroeseVor Tag

    Why don't they cover the outside in inverted golfball holes mads of ceramic?

  • german wittgenstein
    german wittgensteinVor Tag


  • Pat
    PatVor Tag

    They should make a metal recycling building at the site so they can just meltdown scrap ships and forge new parts really fast.

  • Astrofrank
    AstrofrankVor Tag

    Nice telescope - a Newtonian on a German equatorial mount is a popular setup.

  • Mizaru
    MizaruVor Tag

    February 18, my birthday 82 years ago.

  • Piston Broke
    Piston BrokeVor Tag

    Do you think SN 45 won the Vote. and will it leave when it term is over

  • SAMUel Gouby
    SAMUel GoubyVor Tag

    French people wtach your video 🇫🇷🇫🇷👏🏼💪🏼

  • M_Swizzy22
    M_Swizzy22Vor Tag

    I cannot wait for the perseverance rover landing, and since it’s all going to be broadcasted, it is by far going to be the best of all rovers to date, just hoping that everything will go to plan!

  • Music
    MusicVor Tag

    Dr. Strange, is that you?

  • MadScientist512
    MadScientist512Vor Tag

    So did they ditch the original water vapour cooling for Shuttle-style heat tiles?

  • andromen
    andromenVor Tag

    Wlazles na czopek do dupy. To tam dalej se siedz.

  • digitalkitty cat
    digitalkitty catVor Tag

    Video of landing on Mars ? Wow. What a technological success ! Love it, cannot wait to see !!!

  • Jared Jeanotte
    Jared JeanotteVor Tag

    Stainless steel welding is very difficult I can tell you from experience. What would take me 20 minutes to weld with mig including set up and breakdown down of mild steel will take five times that with stainless tig welding

  • Waylon McCann
    Waylon McCannVor Tag

    Happy New Year Felix and the WAI Team!

  • Aviral Singhal
    Aviral SinghalVor Tag

    how did it record sound in vaccum of deep space?

  • Markus schneider
    Markus schneiderVor Tag

    What's about the" sweating" heat shield ? Ist ist canceld and repleaced by ceramic Heat shield ?

  • Markus schneider
    Markus schneiderVor Tag

    I'm Interesed what did Buzz Aldrin now Talks about the safety of Space X ? He was one of the Heroes in Elon's childhood and Takes the biggest Stones in the way of Space X at there First steps in commercial Space flight

  • stardude2006
    stardude2006Vor Tag

    Awesome ! 😎💙💙

  • UDontKnow 4Sure
    UDontKnow 4SureVor Tag

    The Father of my Friend is the CEO of Kuka which is kinda funny and intimidating

  • toastbrot21016
    toastbrot21016Vor Tag

    It would be really great, if you'd add these time stamps to your uploads. Thanks for the video :)

  • hawk7825
    hawk7825Vor Tag

    Tell Elon to convert the upper portion of SN6 to a booster.

  • Jaspar sk
    Jaspar skVor Tag

    Regarding the Mars rover, I still think that hindsight would have been a better name as hindsight is 2020

  • Steve Eisenburger
    Steve EisenburgerVor Tag

    THANKS Felix. My birthday on the 14 th of Feb so I won't miss Persy.

  • Milan Ondrak
    Milan OndrakVor Tag

    I'm looking forward to seeing SpaceX's endgame for the Starship programme when the production space craft finally gets to achieve its mission with a crew on board.

  • Peter Hill
    Peter HillVor Tag

    Nice red and black hoodie where can I get one ?

  • Ian Canty
    Ian CantyVor 2 Tage

    Great report! Keep ‘em coming Felix! Not sure why some are confused about the title. Has it been changed since some said it was click baity? Surely it just represents, in sequence, the 3 separate topics covered. The title in no way links any of the 3 elements, especially not the heat shield trouble to the Perseverance lander.

  • Anywhere PCGeeks
    Anywhere PCGeeksVor 2 Tage

    Thank you very much, Felix, for all those excellent professionally done updates on space exploration technology development. I am eagerly looking forward to Perseverance's Mars landing, particularly to being able to see video and hear audio of 7 minutes of hell as Curiosity's landing approach was called. In all truth, you are the one who really rocks.

  • henry cross
    henry crossVor 2 Tage

    About 22 Light Minutes from Mars, not 7

  • Hoani Warmenhoven
    Hoani WarmenhovenVor 2 Tage

    We all know that sn8 is the best in everyone's memories👍 until sn9 lands on all 6 baby legs. Then we'll praise it. Yeah 🤞😎 good luck musk. Ps good to see the weld's are holding together. Argon post and pre flow fusion working nicely.

  • EscapeMCP
    EscapeMCPVor 2 Tage

    Jody from WT&T getting a cameo :)

  • 1340 Greenview
    1340 GreenviewVor 2 Tage

    Fake as NASA.

  • Viryl Lucas
    Viryl LucasVor 2 Tage

    Imagine in the future when musk just perfects abd automates the rocket. It's gonna be a rocket factory :D

  • Stafford Evans
    Stafford EvansVor 2 Tage

    Nice Ducati font used on your hoodie.

  • MrMojoRisin88
    MrMojoRisin88Vor 2 Tage

    Thought we had a heat shield problem. Scared me. Now I believe this to be a compliment but you look remarkably similar to Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • MAWMAW 6969
    MAWMAW 6969Vor 2 Tage

    The real reasons for those heat shield tile tests are wayyy cooler than you think. It gets much deeper than you cover here.

  • Stereo3DProductions
    Stereo3DProductionsVor 2 Tage

    Please don't fucking call it "persey"

  • Nic Tanghe
    Nic TangheVor 2 Tage

    I had totally fergotten about the landing.

  • Stoney3K
    Stoney3KVor 2 Tage

    So... my guess is that Elon is planning to send a cargo fleet to Mars in '22 and he wants to get a dozen of them ready to go to orbit by the end of this year. So a manned mission can take off in 2024.

  • Widnezz
    WidnezzVor 2 Tage

    I didn't notice that you didn't upload last week, but I have been having this feeling like something was missing... Glad to have ya' back, keep it up!

  • djb0110
    djb0110Vor 2 Tage

    I feel terrible about clicking through ads on your really good video but youtube thinks it's fine to put 52 minute commercials on a 15 minute video. I allowed one to play (horrible Epoch Times nonsense) but I hate that you're not getting the revenue you deserve.

  • Rono Patrick
    Rono PatrickVor 2 Tage

    going for dr.strange

  • Gerald Saunders
    Gerald SaundersVor 2 Tage

    What does "Heat Shield Trouble" in the title refer to?

  • Robert Vorster
    Robert VorsterVor 2 Tage

    Looking forward to the Mars landing. The NASA commentary... not so much... hahaha

  • Adam Rutter
    Adam RutterVor 2 Tage

    Gods speed! So cool!

  • Florencio Vela
    Florencio VelaVor 2 Tage

    i can't wait for my cybertruck tri motor fsd to be here.. may order the S dual or tri? got 27 solar system battery backup too.I LOVE SPACEX & STARSHIP..to the moon & MARS..!!

  • Alessio Snow
    Alessio SnowVor 2 Tage

    Hey Felix, sorry for my english, but my question is: What about think you at the Gateway "spacestation" building Beginn is 29.01.2021 Hi Felix, ich habe hier auch noch ein Thema das auch mit SpaceX zusammen hängt. Was weisst du oder wai darüber Von Gateway die Raumstation vor der Erde das ist ein Mega Projekt, Baubeginn 29.01.2021 Beste Grüsse

  • Alessio Snow

    Alessio Snow

    Vor 2 Tage


  • Inverted Reality
    Inverted RealityVor 2 Tage

    Impeach 45!!!! It's racist! LOL! I doubt most of them will know which end the rockets go to but for the few that do, trigger alert!

    WOLF GAMERVor 2 Tage

    Very good thank you !

  • David Turzak
    David TurzakVor 2 Tage


  • Gig27
    Gig27Vor 2 Tage

    Where will they be at the end of the decade?

  • Simon Bradshaw
    Simon BradshawVor 2 Tage

    nice vid Felix

  • benoit mann
    benoit mannVor 2 Tage

    My name is Felix I sell toothbrushes, condoms, tomato sauce, cocoa beans, candies, and for grandmothers wool for knitting, for travel families .... damn you fucking shit with your ad

  • Aut0Correkt
    Aut0CorrektVor 2 Tage

    The Return of the King (and I'm late ._.)

  • Shivam Saz
    Shivam SazVor 2 Tage

    Doctor strange 🔥

  • Courtney Downs
    Courtney DownsVor 2 Tage

    I love your videos man. Lol I basically instinctively hit like to all of your videos as soon as i open them now.

  • Neil
    NeilVor 2 Tage

    Look forward to the Flat Earthers losing their heads over the Perseverance footage.

  • Maanhaar Jackal
    Maanhaar JackalVor 2 Tage

    In re: welding - perhaps looking for a technique that's simpler than "mix" welding, but is as strong or stronger? Hope your 2021 is Successful, Safe, and Sane!

  • Jesse Ziegler
    Jesse ZieglerVor 2 Tage

    F*ck twitter

  • amit soni
    amit soniVor 2 Tage

    Why it is short static fires any particular reason?? If you know??

  • Donavan. Anderson.
    Donavan. Anderson.Vor 2 Tage

    Geus lets geus what number will leed to the final starship production I think sn20 version is the last one

  • Fredy Fred
    Fredy FredVor 2 Tage

    The synonym of Now you Know

  • bruhify army
    bruhify armyVor 2 Tage


  • Me Me
    Me MeVor 2 Tage

    Hi Felix. Will you be livestreaming the SN9 test flight?

  • Wiley CKoyote
    Wiley CKoyoteVor 2 Tage

    Spacex needs a huge casting machine for their Starships, or a press for each half of it. (Shielded bottom/Top)

  • Jimbo Bimbo
    Jimbo BimboVor 2 Tage

    Oh my god! I can't wait to see the Perseverance footage! Fingers crossed that all goes well!

  • Hayden Frick
    Hayden FrickVor 2 Tage

    Is that a dent

  • Daniel Reborn
    Daniel RebornVor 2 Tage

    It will take days(weeks?) to download and process recordings from Mars landing so at 18 Feb we will see nothing 😉

  • Markus Burmeister
    Markus BurmeisterVor 2 Tage

    Könnt ihr diese Videos auch mal auf deutsch machen

  • EpicDaniel


    Vor 2 Tage

    Manchmal gibt es Untertitel auf deutsch

  • Oz
    OzVor 2 Tage

    You look so bright

  • ASM Electronics
    ASM ElectronicsVor 2 Tage

    Did Starship passengers paid for landing?))

  • Caleb Adams
    Caleb AdamsVor 2 Tage

    I like the content but I wish I didn't have to skip to the 2 min mark every video before the content starts

  • Joe Robertson
    Joe RobertsonVor 2 Tage

    There aren't problems... only opportunities for learning and improvement

  • Cameron Vessey
    Cameron VesseyVor 2 Tage

    Hats off to the Space X Employee's .. it's not just how successful they've been.. but to do what they do as the world watches.. Man talk about pressure upon pressure.. amazing Job!

  • Nep Nep
    Nep NepVor 2 Tage

    can't wait for one of them to reach orbit and come back down.

  • Gryphon Arms USA
    Gryphon Arms USAVor 2 Tage

    I wish so much that I could meet with Elon to pick his, possibly share some design ideas discuss my thoughts on how we could make space flight easier/safer. If I could afford to travel to him, I would camp out until I could speak with him.

  • subhranshu kashyap
    subhranshu kashyapVor 2 Tage

    Oohhh.......WAI is back ....love u😍😍

  • Danny Boy
    Danny BoyVor 2 Tage

    Lol funny glad when musk fails

  • EpicDaniel


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  • TheSilversheeps
    TheSilversheepsVor 3 Tage

    It's good to see no concrete being kicked up this time around during static fires...! -avoids shrapnel damage...

  • Don BLoomer
    Don BLoomerVor 3 Tage

    Thanks for the video!

  • WezTheDJ
    WezTheDJVor 3 Tage

    Awesome stuff as Always dude. Keep them coming

  • death13a
    death13aVor 3 Tage

    Landing is definitely included just not reusablity after.

  • Rilton Souza
    Rilton SouzaVor 3 Tage

    I was missing WAI!! Love you guys!

  • Larry King
    Larry KingVor 3 Tage

    Cannot wait any longer for SN9 to go !, Glad to see you back ,,Felix ! I was beginning to worry about what happened to you !