SpaceX’s Rocket Explained So Simply A Kid Could Understand

"Bird 9", a SpaceX parody of a famous xkcd cartoon called "Up Goer Nine." SpaceX used it to demonstrate its Falcon 9 rocket. Click for full image. Credit: SpaceX/Twitter/Imgur

“Bird 9″, a SpaceX parody of a famous xkcd cartoon called “Up Goer Nine.” SpaceX used it to demonstrate its Falcon 9 rocket. Click for full image. Credit: SpaceX/Twitter/Imgur

Rocket science is difficult stuff, but we don’t always necessarily have to explain it that way. It’s important at times to break science down as simply as we can, for purposes ranging from simple understanding to making it accessible to children.

A couple of days ago, SpaceX posted a brilliant parody of a famous xkcd cartoon to describe the organization’s Falcon 9 rocket. Called “Bird 9″, it describes the components of the rocket using only the words that are used most often in speech.

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