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Making a rocket engine isn't that hard: you can do it at home with some Diet Coke and Mentos. It's getting the rocket to go where you want it to that's the tricky part. Private spaceflight companies are in the same boat, so they've asked the guys who came up with the guidance computer for the Apollo program for help.
While we watch hours of video with people and animals doing just about anything on camera, the amateur filmmaker behind the lens often goes forgotten. YouTube wants to change that with the announcement a global competition looking for the best 15-minute video storyteller. The prizes? A chance to work with Ridley Scott to bring the story to life on the big screen, with $500,000 thrown in for good measure.