The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

2021 Үхэ 18-нд
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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
3D Animator: Eli (social handle: TwisterEli)
Sound: Graham Haerther (
Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster


Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage.

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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 EngineeringСарын өмнө
    • Turns out there was, in fact, a photo of a rainbow on Mars, created yesterday. And do you know why I believe it? *because we have an actual photograph*. Let me ask you this: Why would NASA photo-shop in a rainbow into their photo? When science's tertiary goal is to have as many people believe in it as possible

      The Hidden NinjaThe Hidden Ninja11 өдрийн өмнө
    • @audio guru Let me ask you this: What do you believe happens when we see live video of a rocket launching into space?

      The Hidden NinjaThe Hidden Ninja11 өдрийн өмнө
    • @audio guru Please, show me where you saw the rainbow. In this video? This video is CGI. It was created before the mars landing even happened. Show me where you saw an actual image of a rainbow on mars, created by sunlight passing through rain, and not just created via refraction on the camera itself. It's the difference between a semi-circle of a rainbow (seen from ground level), or a full circle

      The Hidden NinjaThe Hidden Ninja11 өдрийн өмнө
    • @audio guru Do you have any proof? Because they do, in fact, have real images of the round earth. People have been there and seen it in person. And are in fact doing so right now

      The Hidden NinjaThe Hidden Ninja12 өдрийн өмнө
    • @The Hidden Ninja yeah... no shit! It never will be there either 🙄 only in cartoon form. Keep dreaming of fake space

      Jeremy MarquardtJeremy Marquardt18 өдрийн өмнө
  • What's a "Mirs"?????

    John PatriotJohn Patriot2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Американцы молодцы все-таки

    Станислав КузнецовСтанислав Кузнецов2 өдрийн өмнө
  • How to collect sample from Mars surface cause it has sandstorm

    Thamindu kavindaThamindu kavinda3 өдрийн өмнө
    • I think the sample is will have a little device that sends the sample location soo the future Rover can find it...

      Fulvian Yudha ManggalaFulvian Yudha ManggalaӨдрийн өмнө
  • The size of peserverance rover is quite interesting.

    LBK MscLBK Msc3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I am very curious about Perseverance rover & Ingenuity .....❤️ From India 🇮🇳

    Akshay BhavekarAkshay Bhavekar4 өдрийн өмнө
  • uh guys what happens if theres an virus in mars that means oh no AHHHHHHHHHH

    minecraft wolf Garciaminecraft wolf Garcia4 өдрийн өмнө
  • America, you scary! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  • Please do ingenuity

    aaryan chaubalaaryan chaubal5 өдрийн өмнө
  • When will perseverance MOXIE will start working? I mean production of oxygen?

    Mangala TelgoteMangala Telgote5 өдрийн өмнө
    • Moxie is just a small scale device... Maybe in the future Nasa will send a bigger device to further studies...

      Fulvian Yudha ManggalaFulvian Yudha ManggalaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Congrats

    armando olmedoarmando olmedo6 өдрийн өмнө
  • perseverance rover = too much god damn math.

    James HernandezJames Hernandez6 өдрийн өмнө
  • NASA...what are you waiting for? Start selling these sheeples Real Estates from Mars. That’s only the beginning of a new and very lucrative’re welcome.

    MGTOW GamerMGTOW Gamer7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Mike and Eli, whomsoever you are in the best of all team. I have never seen someone highlights his team mates. ❤️ Good luck, I have seen this informative video without blinking my eyes. 👍

    Simrith SinghSimrith Singh7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 13:43 Proof of alien UFOs on Mars!!!!!!

    Wil HelmWil Helm7 өдрийн өмнө
  • An amazing story well told. Excellent work!

    Jim HummelJim Hummel8 өдрийн өмнө
  • NASA first enterprise well drilling do not laugh

    lulutileguylulutileguy8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Rough roads ought to complain only way for improvement martains make themselves scarce when roads need smoothing

    lulutileguylulutileguy8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Am I the only one who saw the alein ship in the background at 11:10

    top of the toptop of the top9 өдрийн өмнө
    • Yeah.. it's a easteregg from the animation

      Fulvian Yudha ManggalaFulvian Yudha ManggalaӨдрийн өмнө
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  • Now we are aliens on Mars😂

    Gulalai AliGulalai Ali9 өдрийн өмнө
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    Nham Hai ChauNham Hai Chau10 өдрийн өмнө
  • i thought you said that nitinol wheel will be used on mars rover 2020

    maw kurimaw kuri10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hey NASA just sand and rocks on mars, no life what so ever. Boring and to expensive, come in AZ if you want to study sand and rocks LOL

    starcastle22 22 Lomitasstarcastle22 22 Lomitas10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

    BeActive BehappyBeActive Behappy11 өдрийн өмнө
    • FYI, there’s nothing impressive about punching down.

      mtb416mtb4169 өдрийн өмнө
    • 🤣🤣😂😂😂

      Chris ThirionChris Thirion10 өдрийн өмнө
  • We apparently have all this complex technology to control a rover on Mars that can do all these complicated operations. And we don't have cure for coronavirus. Hmmmmm sounds dodgy to me 🤔

    recon forsalesrecon forsales12 өдрийн өмнө
    • 🤦‍♂️

      John HazenhousenJohn Hazenhousen11 өдрийн өмнө

    michael balsamomichael balsamo13 өдрийн өмнө
  • I love how all the technicians in the clean room are just like "Jerry, can I get a look" "Tom you're doing good"

    Cat in the boxCat in the box14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why searching mars when we could colonised venus's atmosphere ?😅

    YanickCharetteYanickCharette15 өдрийн өмнө

    RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)15 өдрийн өмнө
  • didn't china already bring samples back from moon with a fully autonomous process?

    MonkeySpecs301MonkeySpecs30115 өдрийн өмнө
  • How 'bout the insane engineering of the fat tanker that blocked suez canal

    THE 53414THE 5341415 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is it really that insane ? Mars rovers have been done for the past decade. Not insane imo. Something like China's new quantum computer is insane engineering, not this piece of junk that basically achieves nothing and moves slower than a snail

    ArtaxerxesArtaxerxes16 өдрийн өмнө
  • did anyone see the ufo at 11 minuets

    Alasdair EastonAlasdair Easton16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Perseverance's actual landing can be seen here:

    Fseirst LrestFseirst Lrest16 өдрийн өмнө
  • epic for sure!

    Charlie 2007Charlie 200717 өдрийн өмнө
  • Holy shit balls. A ground penetrating Radar. Damn son...

    TheChico868TheChico86817 өдрийн өмнө
  • at the top left

    Dan MonDan Mon19 өдрийн өмнө
  • i see you added a baby yoda at 2:24

    Dan MonDan Mon19 өдрийн өмнө
  • sent to mers?

    nel sonnel son19 өдрийн өмнө
  • so awesome, these folks do the coolest things on Planet Earth..and Mars! Love @NASA and @JPL

    Chris OldsChris Olds20 өдрийн өмнө
  • The mission would be more exciting if it's a human mission but it would be sadder if something wrong happens.

    Jayvee GuintoJayvee Guinto20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Where did everyone go to college???? I am in awe of all of you. I just a grandma and proud of you. Hopefully some of you went to Florida State or University of Florida

    Barb Cole Tranquility HimalayansBarb Cole Tranquility Himalayans20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Text Me: Eight Five Six Three Two Four Seven One Four Eight

    Gretchen MargretGretchen Margret21 өдрийн өмнө
  • hoover dam and end ...........

    Rosel HeppRosel Hepp21 өдрийн өмнө
  • i cant even think in normal engeniering haha!

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  • MAERS!

    Pawan RamnarainPawan Ramnarain23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lol "space" people aren't even close to reality...

    En WhyEn Why23 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just realized that this vid was made on the same day and mouth and year when Perseverance landed

    Guest Playz RobloxGuest Playz Roblox23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Your gay if you dont like

    Landen MilesLanden Miles23 өдрийн өмнө
  • 2:40 apert on the hersh mershin surface

    Jacob GoldbergJacob Goldberg23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Amazing robots but, What about sending Humanoid robots? They have hands, a lot of space for batteries, and prob better IA (don't really know enough about IA, yet)

    アダンMimiko_SukiアダンMimiko_Suki24 өдрийн өмнө
  • Now this is what you call *REAL ENGINEERING*

    Croax EskatonCroax Eskaton24 өдрийн өмнө
  • How did they make all these wow

    Uchiha MadaraUchiha Madara24 өдрийн өмнө
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    Omar Abu-SalihOmar Abu-Salih25 өдрийн өмнө

    Dark SansDark Sans25 өдрийн өмнө
  • “ insane “ engineering ???. Stop using this stupid americanism . Great engineering - clever engineering - visionary engineering.................👏👏👏

    Brian RedmondBrian Redmond25 өдрийн өмнө
  • There's been much in the last few years that made me lose faith in humanity. This on the other hand really gave me hope :) ! Thx for this amazing video

    pida siouypida siouy26 өдрийн өмнө
    • i feel you, sometimes we don´t have real empathy for each other, but still... we are growing. science and arts make us a little better. (not politics, religion, merchandise or whatsoever). somedays it´s hard to feel inspired.

      Kuro HtaryoKuro Htaryo16 өдрийн өмнө
  • I don’t think these experiments are insane. They seem very well thought out by a reasoning mind.

    Mark GoddardMark Goddard26 өдрийн өмнө
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      pida siouypida siouy26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I understand that fossils on earth survived millions of years but if there was life on mars is it possible that fossils of life could survive billions of years?

    Odie KivarkisOdie Kivarkis26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just have one question about the samples that they’re going to leave on the surface out in the open and I’ve heard that there are problems with the dust on the other rovers solar panel energy collection. So how are they going to find these things if they’re buried under a lot of dust?

    panagranit panapanagranit pana26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Well done💯👍👏 sir. I appreciate😊❤ efforts.

    Prem KolkarPrem Kolkar26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just had the wildest idea: perhaps the wind from the helicopter blades could be used to clean the dust on the solar panels and in this manner bring back the opportunity rover?

    signsofevilsignsofevil26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Anyone else notice how much the capsule looks like ‘The Jupiter 2’ from ‘Lost in Space’.

    Nils EriksenNils Eriksen26 өдрийн өмнө
  • That’s the smoothest ad transition I have ever experienced 😂

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    jason harmonjason harmon27 өдрийн өмнө
    • AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

      gioyu comigioyu comi27 өдрийн өмнө
  • future of Humanity ❤

    seeni gztyseeni gzty27 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wait it is called Jezero crater, like serbian word jerezo - lake

    Екатери́на Stalin’s mumЕкатери́на Stalin’s mum27 өдрийн өмнө
    • oof the dublin accent :( " carrying de nexsht genarashan"

      seeni gztyseeni gzty27 өдрийн өмнө
  • If there is life in any form on Mars, WE are the aliens und the Rover is the manless UFO.

    EasyToKnowEasyToKnow28 өдрийн өмнө
    • Sry for bad English im german

      EasyToKnowEasyToKnow28 өдрийн өмнө
  • 11:09 UFO

    ManMadeDesasterManMadeDesaster29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Preseverance is "Spirit" and "curiosity" big brother :D

    ZaimGamePlayZaimGamePlayСарын өмнө
    • what happens if the rover falls upside down or simply overturns since the surface isnt flat ?

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why don't they take a picture of the night sky above the rover, something would probably be seen (stars, etc.) Some of the many cameras could try it

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    • what happens if the rover falls upside down or simply overturns since the surface isnt flat ?

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    • @oiuet souiu huh? what's that?

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    Nicholas MineNicholas MineСарын өмнө
    • Where is your accent from? e.g Mers instead of Mars.

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui29 өдрийн өмнө
  • fabulous 😜

    Media SL - Second LifeMedia SL - Second LifeСарын өмнө
  • got an engineering question what about underground nuclear test facility for multiple tests not just a one off what would it take to build something like that

    jordan raderjordan raderСарын өмнө
  • Its interesting how much old Apollo technology is involved during entry, descent and landing the rover. The entry vehicle carries mass balances to shift its center of gravity away from its center of lift, which allows it to develop sideways lift perpendicular to its direction of travel. Then by continuously rolling the vehicle as necessary to redirect the lift the rover can be steered towards a precise landing area. The Apollo command module did the same thing during reentry. Also, the rover's terrain relative navigation system looks down and analyzes the terrain below, which allows it to avoid ground hazards and land in a safe spot. The Apollo lunar module's guidance system also brought the spacecraft down to a low altitude but then a human astronaut had to look down and analyze the terrain below and find a nice safe spot to touch down at. I guess whatever works is something you stay with.

    Joe VignoloJoe VignoloСарын өмнө
  • Is that oirsh oi her

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  • Why don't they take a picture of the night sky above the rover, something would probably be seen (stars, etc.) Some of the many cameras could try it

    Lem MelLem MelСарын өмнө
  • engineering at its best, congratulations for a job well done. tell me if its time for us to inhabit Mars if the pandemic worsens in 10 years

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  • Great engineering - except for the cameras. Perseverance has not produced any great hi-rez images from the planet from it's "technologically advanced" cameras. Either the cameras are crap or NASA is degrading the images on purpose. Is there any reason why NASA needs to hide what is present on Mars??? As taxpayers we are being shot-changed.

    Art PorebskiArt PorebskiСарын өмнө
  • oof the dublin accent :( " carrying de nexsht genarashan"

    irishmakbethirishmakbethСарын өмнө
  • 🚀 way to go!

    Dave FretzDave FretzСарын өмнө
  • Wait, so the moxie is practically a test for future terraforming?

    TheExcessusTheExcessusСарын өмнө
  • Where is your accent from? e.g Mers instead of Mars.

    Vincent MorrisVincent MorrisСарын өмнө
  • what happens if the rover falls upside down or simply overturns since the surface isnt flat ?

    Alex MwauAlex MwauСарын өмнө
  • This was super informative so thank you so much for digging and finding details of the rover. I really really appreciate it.

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  • какие молодцы BRAVO

  • yep great engineering so what was that part that just fell offf nice job

    Stephen J. LubbertsStephen J. LubbertsСарын өмнө
  • It's insane to share that tech question copy rights!

    Marilyn FrydigMarilyn FrydigСарын өмнө
  • Imagine a world where you are able to end poverty once and for all, but instead waste all those recourses to visit a giant red rock.

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    • Poverty would never end under capitalism, because it would not generate any profit. Exploring space is a good use of money and resources, since if we want to survive and expand as a species we need to expand to other planets.

  • Awesome thanks

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  • I'm no flat-earther. But it is puzzling why there is more interest in colonizing Mars than there is in colonizing Antarctica.

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    • @Dwarfedgiant True that, regarding money wasted on war. But my point is, if we can terraform Mars, we can terraform Earth.

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    • @cat videos it is at the moment, but with the right tech it can be habitable. Mars and the Moon are training grounds at the moment. If we had been investing the amount that each country spends on the military and wars and killing each other into the space industry, we would probably be far more advanced than we currently are.

      DwarfedgiantDwarfedgiantСарын өмнө
    • @Dwarfedgiant Even if Earth's climate changed drastically, due to meteor or whatever, it still doesn't make sense to go to Mars since Mars is already uninhabitable.

      cat videoscat videosСарын өмнө
    • @cat videos a lot of things could happen to earth as we've seen in its history - meteor strike for example, climate change leading to ice ages etc etc if Earth is our only home, then any of these extinction events would be the end of us. If we had two homes, we have a back up. The longevity of our species will be determined by our presence in space. We've done pretty well so far for thousands of years, but the longer we wait, the closer these events become.

      DwarfedgiantDwarfedgiantСарын өмнө
    • @Dwarfedgiant What would happen to Earth?

      cat videoscat videosСарын өмнө
  • Too bad Mars is flat.

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  • We are alone 1000s of astrophysicst agree no one in the galaxy brian cox agrees hes done the science you should too

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  • So smart

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