The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
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Real Engineering
Real Engineering 14 days ago
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.
Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh 3 days ago
Amazing video, thank you so much for the hard work!
Lennon Mario
Lennon Mario 3 days ago
@Keegan Cyrus Testing it out right now. Seems promising :)
Keegan Cyrus
Keegan Cyrus 3 days ago
dunno if anyone cares at all but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my girlfriends Instagram password using InstaPortal. Cant link here so search for it on google if you care
Peter Parker
Peter Parker 5 days ago
@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
Sweetllew 5 days ago
@Peter Parker could you give me the link? It would be great to confirm or deny said evidence.
Mukul Dave
Mukul Dave 13 minutes ago
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.
Nagy Sandor
Nagy Sandor 2 hours ago
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.
Sorenkair 2 hours ago
3:08 lmao who approved of that idea for a billion dollar project
税金で飯を食うとうまいな 8 hours ago
Kyle Vin
Kyle Vin 8 hours ago
Demiaz 9 hours ago
13:15 the sample tube looks like a lightsaber.
Shahbaz ahmed
Shahbaz ahmed 11 hours ago
Good nice video very much for
Don'tBelieveTheHype IXXI
Don'tBelieveTheHype IXXI 12 hours ago
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$!
Sam Sam
Sam Sam 8 hours ago
Complains that nasa not even having basically a penny from the us.
John Hazenhousen
John Hazenhousen 9 hours ago
P L 12 hours ago
we are trying to do what UFOs have done on earth
Steve Jefferson
Steve Jefferson 13 hours ago
This is a military Pentagon has nothing to do with finding water or life...don't be fooled
Sam Sam
Sam Sam 12 hours ago
@Alex Siemers Some magic crystal or something.
Alex Siemers
Alex Siemers 12 hours ago
What does Mars have that the pentagon would want?
Sam Sam
Sam Sam 13 hours ago
To do what?
Giuliano Mango
Giuliano Mango 14 hours ago
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.
Magi728 14 hours ago
Paddy 7177
Paddy 7177 16 hours ago
Fake!! You can't get passed the firmament.
belly tripper
belly tripper 8 hours ago
Chiranjeevi 17 hours ago
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!?!
Joseph Herrera
Joseph Herrera 19 hours ago
Where can we get updates to see how the experiments turn out?
Sam Sam
Sam Sam 8 hours ago
Perseverance Twitter and following nasa
Crawled Out Of Plato's Cave
Crawled Out Of Plato's Cave 16 hours ago
They probably „lost“ it. It’s their common excuse for their „experiments“.
Blasko xx
Blasko xx 19 hours ago
What they are planning with the samples is sooo cool.
REAVL 19 hours ago
7:58 Mark Rober!
Steve Bell
Steve Bell 19 hours ago
You should be in Hollywood Baby.
Murat Kara
Murat Kara 21 hour ago
Great show and presentation
Rajit Shekhar
Rajit Shekhar 21 hour ago
I bunked college to watch opportunity rover landing in 2004.
Vũ Đình Nho
Vũ Đình Nho 23 hours ago
Ôi Sao Hoả Trái đất đến là để Hồi sinh chú Em đấy. Ngủ lâu quá rồi.
EmmE Day ago
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.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue Day ago
NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P
Clint Barr
Clint Barr Day ago
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
soiung toiue
soiung toiue Day ago
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Fletcher Kirby Day ago
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Vivek Krishnan
Vivek Krishnan Day ago
Tellurinium :P
epsp path
epsp path Day ago
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akash babu
akash babu Day ago
caleb dickson
caleb dickson Day ago
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Each Day
Each Day Day ago
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.
longshenv5 Day ago
"Mers" your ass!
Victor Zed Wings
Victor Zed Wings Day ago
I think Those rotor blades should have circle around them for protection from accidental touching obstacles, or danger of unlucky landing.
Mark Arandjus
Mark Arandjus Day ago
NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P
James August
James August Day ago
13:45 I knew it!
Carlos Morales
Carlos Morales Day ago
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!!!!
Hyped Grails
Hyped Grails Day ago
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Thomas Mar
Thomas Mar Day ago
C-Games Day ago
I think Elon will be giving those samples a ride😂
Jean-Jacques Fanchtein
Jean-Jacques Fanchtein Day ago
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
Saw Casc
Saw Casc Day ago
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Manaf&Art Day ago
17:47.. OMG, Isn't that Scroobius Pip?, That takes me back
Filterdissman Day ago
Imagine finding Martian ruins?
Gokul Payyanur
Gokul Payyanur Day ago
Why are they not using solar panels for energy instead of radiation
Addy Sidhu
Addy Sidhu Day ago
All this shit and so complicated things achieved but they can’t fckng fix cancer cells in human body
2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_mod
2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_mod Day ago
Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky
alimar marsar
alimar marsar Day ago
Goodluck for the next mission in mers
Kartik K
Kartik K 22 hours ago
RS Pb Day ago
Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.
Commander [REDACTED]
Commander [REDACTED] 2 days ago
I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.
Candeias C
Candeias C 2 days ago
Now...find curiosity
Candeias C
Candeias C 2 days ago
Now.....find curiosity
DJ J 2 days ago
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Marko B
Marko B 2 days ago
Lmao you idiots really believe this fantasy religion?
이정현 2 days ago
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BananaDeVagina 2 days ago
Indonesian Subs please.....
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 2 days ago
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.
Arstotzka Ball TR
Arstotzka Ball TR Day ago
Duran 2 days ago
90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 2 days ago
And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.
Duran 2 days ago
Why wasting time on a dead planet like ugly Mars. They should focus on either building a massive spaceships 🚀 OR Go to valuable asteroids ☄️
Duran 2 days ago
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 🤪🤪
Jalal mjr
Jalal mjr 2 days ago
Shop-made 2 days ago
Knowing that the rover successfully lands is great! No more suspense.
Chip Simkulet
Chip Simkulet 2 days ago
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Senthil Kumar
Senthil Kumar 2 days ago
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 👍🏼
Bela Wangler
Bela Wangler 2 days ago
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mike damon
mike damon 2 days ago
Ryan McI
Ryan McI 2 days ago
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Civil Engineering Practice
Civil Engineering Practice 2 days ago
Thank you, can i translate your video to Vietnamese.
adv20 2 days ago
I had no idea there was a planet called Mers
John johnson
John johnson 2 days ago
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Insane Facts
Insane Facts 2 days ago
wow... the real insane engeneering
Christopher Alex
Christopher Alex 2 days ago
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American Nomad News
American Nomad News 2 days ago
If it works is it expected it could be taken from the Rover by early colonists to supplement their needs.
American Nomad News
American Nomad News 2 days ago
And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.
Tiny Workshop
Tiny Workshop 2 days ago
Just such a cool video to watch, thanks
Dusan Milanovic
Dusan Milanovic 2 days ago
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.
Nixie 2 days ago
Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton
Anton Boludo
Anton Boludo 2 days ago
I hope that helicopter works well.
Anton Boludo
Anton Boludo 2 days ago
Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.
Anton Boludo
Anton Boludo 2 days ago
Let us hope it delivers.
Chi tose
Chi tose 2 days ago
My CPU fan is 2500+RPM sometimes I feel like my PC case doesn't touching the ground for a second
Warning Signs
Warning Signs 2 days ago
Dusan Milanovic
Dusan Milanovic 2 days ago
Show us EARTH from MARS. Put the picture. There is so many lies about moon and mars,so many. And what is important is that wee pay them to lie us.
Great editing and great video
Cameraville 2 days ago
11:11 Aliens
Patrick Gleason
Patrick Gleason 3 days ago
Excellent concise video, beautifully told.
abovevolcano740 3 days ago
Lol I got this for homework
donutsndcoffee 3 days ago
Baby Yoda at 2:22?
Ulan Omurkulov
Ulan Omurkulov 3 days ago
Mers, planef, flighf, heaf.
EnteFan 3 days ago
Did you see the UFO
knocknwalk 3 days ago
Narration: the Radioisotope Thermal Generator "produces alpha waves" - No, your brain produces alpha waves, the plutonium produces alpha particles.
Cameraville 2 days ago
If you go small enough everything is a wave
alitlweird 3 days ago
sounds like Perseverance has the same advanced technology as a Roomba®! 🤯🤯
Cryptonian Rifle
Cryptonian Rifle 3 days ago
Tatalunin parin yan ng nga Pilipino 😁💪
jedbeddo1 3 days ago
11:09 UFO
Ragnarok 3 days ago
Damn, Imagine having to make something that absolutely can not break. If the thought put into that thing had weight it would never leave the ground!
John Lavvas
John Lavvas 3 days ago
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dcoog anml
dcoog anml 3 days ago
"Intuitive improvisation is the key to genius ! ! !" 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
True Neese
True Neese 3 days ago
Yay cartoons!
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 3 days ago
True Neese
True Neese 3 days ago
OniBojan 3 days ago
13:45.. in the sky :)
rasta man
rasta man 3 days ago
So we can send a rover to Mars that operates off free energy. But still can’t power every house with free renewable energy
rasta man
rasta man 2 days ago
@Michael Conroy that’s what they have you believe
Michael Conroy
Michael Conroy 2 days ago
There is no such thing as renewable energy lol
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