Guy explains rocket science via water jetpack

Watch this crash course on rocket physics with water jetpacks and fire extinguishers

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Science YouTuber Derek Muller, aka Veritasium, provides awesome videos related to science and physics. In his latest video, he dons a water jetpack and discusses the physics related to rocket science (and earns a few bumps and bruises along the way).

Check out this video to learn more about how rockets work - you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand it.

Of course, this wants me to go out and try a water jetpack as well - but this likely also shows why normal people don't have their own jetpacks, like science-fiction cartoons from the 1950s.

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