Physicists Can’t Agree if Jet-Fueled Rockets Work in Outer Space

Rockets in Space

Buck Rogers, Staff
Waking Times

In a world of misconceptions, half-truths, lies, omissions, cover-ups and verifiable conspiracies, few government agencies raise more eyebrows and skepticism than the good folks at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. To many intelligent, thoughtful, and impartial observers, even the Apollo moon landings appear to be an elaborate hoax, and many free-thinkers and independent researchers are fast at work destroying the official version of these historic events.

One question that has many of them scratching their heads is: Do rockets even work in outer space?

  • The debate centers around the simple question of physics as described by Isaac Newton’s third law: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is easy to observe here on the surface of the earth. This is cleverly summed up in the context of rocket science here:

    “In space, rockets zoom around with no air to push against. What’s going on?

    Rockets and engines in space behave according to Isaac Newton’s third law of motion: Every action produces an equal and opposite reaction.

    When a rocket shoots fuel out one end, this propels the rocket forward — no air is required.

    NASA says this principle is easy to observe on Earth. If you stand on a skateboard and throw a bowling ball forward, that force will push you and the skateboard back. However, because your weight on the skateboard is heavier than that of the bowling ball, you won’t move as far.” [Live Science]

    Seems simple enough and this certainly is the prevailing understanding of how rockets work, but this explanation does nothing to account for the fact that outer space, as we are told, is an infinitely expanding vacuum of emptiness, completely devoid of matter, not even filled with gasses, as is the atmosphere here on planet earth. Furthermore, the defacto mainstream explanation of this phenomenon is completely dependent other factors found only within the earth’s atmosphere.

    “Newton’s 3rd Law: action/reaction only works if you have two separate objects. More specifically these two objects have to be external to each other.

    The reason you can’t pull yourself off of the floor by your belt is that you are one object even though you are made of many parts: internal organs, muscles, arms, legs, clothes, etc…

    You can pull a weight off the floor that weighs as much as you because it is external to you.” [Source]

    For Newton’s law to apply to physical objects, there must be gravity and an opposing external mass to react with, neither of which are present in outer space.

    For a rocket to propel a space craft if must create thrust, which is only possible if an object has weight, hence thrust is measured in pounds. And since there is no gravity in space, any rocket would not have the weight required to push-off of whatever it is that is supposed to be available for the rocket to push-off of, thereby failing to produce thrust, which is what is supposedly required to move a rocket.

    READ: If the Moon Landings Were Real, Then Why is NASA Stumped by This?

    And since space is a vacuum, how is an ejection of hot gasses from a rocket’s engine, which is reacting upon no external objects, not even external gasses, supposed to trigger the action implied in Newton’s 3rd law? Does this add up?

    “Every machine that moves is mechanical: relies on friction, pressure, exchanging energy with objects external to it. Everything except space rockets, that is. NASA might as well scrap rockets and go straight to saying we can teleport to the moon and other planets and asteroids.” [Source]

    For a rather juvenile example of this questionable aspect of rocket science, here is a simple homemade experiment demonstrating what happens when the energy created by expelling compressed gasses from the rear end of a vehicle is sucked into a vacuum:

    The debate on this subject is a hot one, and an infinite number of web-forums and science sites go back and forth between the possibilities presented in these arguments. What is clear, however, is that this issue is anything but a closed case, and with so much intelligent opposition to the presupposition that rockets work in space just as they do within the earth’s atmosphere, it certainly begs the question of how NASA can be 100% certain of this.

    Of course, any debate on something as interesting as this is incomplete without a counter-argument. For that, here is a clip from the widely popular show Myth Busters, where the two know-it-all hosts attempt to put to rest the question of whether or not thrust can be achieved in a vacuum.

    According to the establishment, it appears, some things are so simple and should be so readily taken for granted they require entertainers and big TV budgets to explain to the masses.

    In Conclusion

    This is the time of revelation and everything we take for granted is subject to intense scrutiny nowadays. So many things about our history that we’ve come to accept as absolute truth are proving to be false, by either outright fabrication, or elaborate distortion of the truth.

    READ: NASA Caught Faking Tech Delays in Space Station Communications

    Most will never consider this until its presented to them, but does a rocket even work in space? If it doesn’t then space travel, as is described, is not possible, and therefore the moon landings were a hoax.

    What do you think? Can gas-fueled rockets work in space? What about the moon landings, do you think they really happened? Do you believe NASA?

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    About the Author

    Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for

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