The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
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  • The response to this video has been huge. One of our biggest videos ever. We worked our ass off on these animations. Big shout out to Mike and Eli, our stellar animators. Also big thanks to Curiosity Stream, without them we simple would not have the budget to make something this ambitious. If you liked this video, you will love that Armstrong documentary on CS. It gives me some serious goals to work towards. Packed with information and beautiful story telling.

    Real EngineeringReal Engineering16 күн мурун
    • Ok question for all you believers of this CGI bull - since there is hardly no oxygen in Mars’s atmosphere how does that fire continue to burn for the thrusters ? And I see it has zip ties on it - that’s fancy

      Jeff SteeleJeff Steele5 саат мурун
    • Amazing video, thank you so much for the hard work!

      Gurpreet SinghGurpreet Singh5 күн мурун
    • @Keegan Cyrus Testing it out right now. Seems promising :)

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      Keegan CyrusKeegan Cyrus5 күн мурун
    • @Sweetllew I dont have a link it was in the google scroll I do believe maybe type in recent fixes to the space station. I do believe they where putting an antenna on it

      Peter ParkerPeter Parker6 күн мурун
  • "barely scratched the surface" -_-

    Arman KhArman KhСаат мурун
  • Being all but an enginner, this video is as frustrating as fascinating

    NikHem343NikHem3432 саат мурун
  • Did your pa work on this, Mark "Svector" Gray?

    London DadaLondon Dada2 саат мурун
  • eRm

    Nikhil PrabhuNikhil Prabhu2 саат мурун
  • I wish I can listen to this guy without me wanting him to say “I lost my car keys in my khakis” 😭

    Lorenzo RodriguezLorenzo Rodriguez4 саат мурун
  • It isn't "insane". It's perfectly comprehensible. Anyone with a suitable education could do it.

    EveningStar IoTEveningStar IoT4 саат мурун
  • so an alien species coming to earth hiding in soil

    sai charansai charan4 саат мурун
  • I would love to buy and fly a toy helicopter based on "Ingenuity" design ;)

    manish yeolekarmanish yeolekar6 саат мурун
  • Sorry, but how did he get out of the earth if there is a dome?

    Felice IzzoFelice Izzo6 саат мурун
  • Fact- Nobody landed nowhere.

    Peter ParkerPeter Parker7 саат мурун
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    YaishYaish14 саат мурун
  • Look into the life of the man who founded Jet Propulsion Laboratories, or rather, Jack Parsons Laboratories.

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  • beautiful explanation. meanwhile 90% of young girls are on instagram working hard to increase followers using their own big bang approach. however they all want equality for sure

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  • NASA is getting really good at CGI now.

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  • Is NASA taking advantage of drone and automotive technology, or the oppposite?

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  • UFO at 13:45!!!!!

    BlueGlassesBlueGlassesКүн мурун
  • Something as Human at least we must feel when we try find and search with huge amount money expense on no biological existence land 1. Where no human expect to reside like SAHARA if we could increase greenery then human can reside or shift to these part of earth. 2. Many parts of hills and terrains are no man's land if we could develop these regions then new localities could be developed 3. So many islands are vacate and people would ready to either purchase and develop or make over those island for residing purpose then many part of congested places would surely become more better habitat. 4. So many prisons are full with human can be shifted or utilised these man power for development of all above areas where in return they could earn money for their loved ones. Can any expense on MARS WOULD GIVE RETURNS FOR HUMAN ON EARTH IMMEDIATELY AFTER ITS EFFORTS LIKE FARMING IF YES GO AHEAD ON MARS.

    Mukul DaveMukul DaveКүн мурун
  • Just imagine what these guys would be capable of if the shithead politicians would be able to understand 0.1% of this. I mean the importance of these missions.

    Nagy SandorNagy SandorКүн мурун
  • 3:08 lmao who approved of that idea for a billion dollar project

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  • アンモニア発電でもよいぞ

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  • maers

    Kyle VinKyle VinКүн мурун
  • 13:15 the sample tube looks like a lightsaber.

    DemiazDemiazКүн мурун
  • Good nice video very much for

    Shahbaz ahmedShahbaz ahmed2 күн мурун
  • NASA: 'We landed a rover on Mars' also NASA:' We may, one day, be able to travel above low-earth orbit'. I'll admit it's very entertaining stuff, but don't take it too seriously guys. They gotta give us 🇺🇸 something for our tax dollar$!

    Don'tBelieveTheHype IXXIDon'tBelieveTheHype IXXI2 күн мурун
    • Complains that nasa not even having basically a penny from the us.

      Sam SamSam SamКүн мурун
    • 🤦‍♂️

      John HazenhousenJohn HazenhousenКүн мурун
  • we are trying to do what UFOs have done on earth

    P LP L2 күн мурун
  • This is a military Pentagon has nothing to do with finding water or life...don't be fooled

    Steve JeffersonSteve Jefferson2 күн мурун
    • @Alex Siemers Some magic crystal or something.

      Sam SamSam Sam2 күн мурун
    • What does Mars have that the pentagon would want?

      Alex SiemersAlex Siemers2 күн мурун
    • To do what?

      Sam SamSam Sam2 күн мурун
  • HAHHAHA, I was ok with Mers, even after the 3rd time, But when the narrator says "Sherp", I f-ing lost it rolling on floor gasping for air cough laughing.

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  • Fake!! You can't get passed the firmament.

    Paddy 7177Paddy 71772 күн мурун
    • REAL

      belly tripperbelly tripperКүн мурун
  • Now i realize, how a 5mark question (seebeck effect) could able to power an entire robot which gonna spend its whole life on other planet!!😃 Few concepts discussed were familiar, easily understandable and thanks for explaining in a detailed manner. PHYSICS ROCKS🤯 EVERYWHERE!?!

    ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi2 күн мурун
  • Where can we get updates to see how the experiments turn out?

    Joseph HerreraJoseph Herrera2 күн мурун
    • Perseverance Twitter and following nasa

      Sam SamSam SamКүн мурун
    • They probably „lost“ it. It’s their common excuse for their „experiments“.

      Crawled Out Of Plato's CaveCrawled Out Of Plato's Cave2 күн мурун
  • What they are planning with the samples is sooo cool.

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  • 7:58 Mark Rober!

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  • You should be in Hollywood Baby.

    Steve BellSteve Bell2 күн мурун
  • Great show and presentation

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  • I bunked college to watch opportunity rover landing in 2004.

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  • Ôi Sao Hoả Trái đất đến là để Hồi sinh chú Em đấy. Ngủ lâu quá rồi.

    Vũ Đình NhoVũ Đình Nho2 күн мурун
  • How can a parachute work with such a low atmosphere? It works on earth, how can it work on Mars for such a heavy object going so fast, when there s little to no atmosphere? Which translates to little to no air.

    EmmEEmmE2 күн мурун
  • NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

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  • no man has been to the moon and we have not sent robots to mars,dinosaurs are a hoax and 9/11 was an inside job

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  • mers....

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  • I feel like I'm at a car dealership being upsold optional features and getting totally sucked in. Yes please. Yes I'll have that too. And that.

    Each DayEach Day2 күн мурун
  • "Mers" your ass!

    longshenv5longshenv52 күн мурун
  • I think Those rotor blades should have circle around them for protection from accidental touching obstacles, or danger of unlucky landing.

    Victor Zed WingsVictor Zed Wings2 күн мурун
  • NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

    Mark ArandjusMark Arandjus3 күн мурун
  • 13:45 I knew it!

    James AugustJames August3 күн мурун
  • thank you for explaining this to china they love how America love to Bragg about there technology and then mad because they copy your stuff!!!!

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  • I think Elon will be giving those samples a ride😂

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  • Which country will send a mesage in space in the direction of a possible life in our Galaxy I am not a nutcase but I want to go into space as a guinea pig carrying a message that allows to send a living human body that would be the best gift to give for another life I have major health concerns I lost my son because of Covid-19 my life is behind me and I also have things that I regret I AM TOTALLY SERIOUS I AM NOT A DINGLE fanchtein Jean-Jacques Tran Truc Ly 6 Bis rue du Général Blaniac 47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot +33625746611 PS: I am also looking because I have heard about it from Guinea pigs for three months lying down for research preparing future Astronaut but I mainly try to leave without the possibility of coming back ****************** I'm not crazy shared this message Thank you 5

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  • 17:47.. OMG, Isn't that Scroobius Pip?, That takes me back

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  • Imagine finding Martian ruins?

    FilterdissmanFilterdissman3 күн мурун
  • Why are they not using solar panels for energy instead of radiation

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  • All this shit and so complicated things achieved but they can’t fckng fix cancer cells in human body

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  • Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky

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  • Goodluck for the next mission in mers

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    • mers

      Kartik KKartik K2 күн мурун
  • Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.

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  • I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.

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  • Now...find curiosity

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  • Now.....find curiosity

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  • 10 years of technology Me : hemm 10 years huh Then remember how my phone and computer 10 years back Ma again : ok now i understand.

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    • ???

      Arstotzka Ball TRArstotzka Ball TR3 күн мурун
  • 90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁

    DuranDuran3 күн мурун
    • And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.

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  • Why wasting time on a dead planet like ugly Mars. They should focus on either building a massive spaceships 🚀 OR Go to valuable asteroids ☄️

    DuranDuran3 күн мурун
  • Leaving samples on the surface of Mars is the stupidest idea I have ever heard 🤦‍♂️ First, the sand storms will buried all the samples 🤪🤪 Second, if you are sending a future robots already, what not let them drill the samples themselves 🤪🤪

    DuranDuran3 күн мурун
  • 🔥💯

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  • Knowing that the rover successfully lands is great! No more suspense.

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  • Great video with lots of information. Me and my son learned a lot and had a few debates as well. Small correction in animation at 16:24 - Please reverse the direction of rotation of the upper rotor. Once again looking forward to many more interesting videos. Keep going 👍🏼

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  • Fake

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  • Thank you, can i translate your video to Vietnamese.

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  • I had no idea there was a planet called Mers

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  • wow... the real insane engeneering

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  • If it works is it expected it could be taken from the Rover by early colonists to supplement their needs.

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  • And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.

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  • Just such a cool video to watch, thanks

    Tiny WorkshopTiny Workshop4 күн мурун
  • Give us a real videos from MARS why are you alwice play this like stupid video. I bet,if you have a machine on mars,you must have very good and interesting videos.

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  • Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton

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  • I hope that helicopter works well.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo4 күн мурун
  • Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.

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  • Let us hope it delivers.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo4 күн мурун