The Physics of Space Battles and Why Movies Get It Wrong

It’s Okay To Be Smart explores the physics of space battles in their latest episode. Joe Hanson plays he role of a space fighter pilot and his spiritual guide to explain the limitations of Newtonian physics on spaceflight, and how that translates to limitations on space battles.

How would a spaceship really maneuver in space? How would the weapons really work? Or would they even work? Could warfare in space even be possible? All these questions are answered in the latest episode. If you are a science/sci-fi junkie definitely check this out!


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