What is Baron missing in his space exploration?

When your space ship stops working...
As Baron demonstrates here, it can be quite challenging getting to and from space! 

Literally, it's like rocket science. 
A closer look at GRAVITY...
Gravity is a force which tries to pull two objects toward each other.
Anything which has mass also has a gravitational pull.
The more massive an object is, the stronger its gravitational pull is.
Earth's gravity is what keeps you on the ground and what causes objects to fall.
Gravity is what holds the planets in orbit around the Sun and what keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth.
The closer you are to an object, the stronger its gravitational pull is.
Gravity is what gives you weight. It is the force that pulls on all of the mass in your body.​

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRAVITY

EVERYTHING WITH MASS (WEIGHT) HAS A GRAVITATIONAL PULL

​​If you’re sitting in front of your television, you may be surprised to know that the television set is attracting you.

However, because the mass of the TV is so small compared to the mass of the Earth, you don’t notice the physical “pull” toward the television set.

Every particle of matter is attracted to every other particle in the galaxy, but the force exerted between individual particles is very small, because their mass is very small.



IN SPACE...

But with large objects, such as the Sun and the Earth, the force of attraction is very strong.

The lighter object orbits the heavier one, and the Sun is, by far, the heaviest object in the solar system. The Sun is 1000 times heavier than the largest planet, Jupiter, and it is more than 300,000 times heavier than Earth.

In the same way, the moon and satellites we launch orbit Earth because they are so much lighter than our planet.
 
PLANETARY MOTION 

Now if the Sun is pulling the planets, why don't they just fall in and burn up?

Well, in addition to falling toward the Sun, the planets are moving sideways. 

The Earth is always being pulled towards the Sun by gravity. If the Earth were not moving compared to the Sun, it would fall into the sun under the force of gravity. However the Earth is actually moving sideways compared to the center of the Sun at ~2 miles/second. The Earth is not moving fast enough to "escape" the Sun's gravity and leave the solar system, but it is going too fast to be pulled into the Sun. Therefore, it keeps going around and around - orbiting the Sun. 

PHEW! WE ARE LUCKY!!!