The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
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  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering16 dagen geleden

    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.

  • Jeff Steele

    Jeff Steele

    17 uur geleden

    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

  • Gurpreet Singh

    Gurpreet Singh

    5 dagen geleden

    Amazing video, thank you so much for the hard work!

  • Lennon Mario

    Lennon Mario

    6 dagen geleden

    @Keegan Cyrus Testing it out right now. Seems promising :)

  • Keegan Cyrus

    Keegan Cyrus

    6 dagen geleden

    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

    7 dagen geleden

    @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

  • diz zy
    diz zyUur geleden

    i am proud of the human race

  • Subxaanalah Allahu Akbar
    Subxaanalah Allahu Akbar4 uur geleden

    What was the point?

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui5 uur geleden

    its stuff like this that get people off their chairs and toward the stars Makes me want to quit medicine and join them, where the fun's at

  • John Condor
    John Condor6 uur geleden

    Insane engineers built it.

  • bcvbb hyui

    bcvbb hyui

    5 uur geleden

    In4rmative Vdo

  • K
    K8 uur geleden

    Please see 11:05 and look to the background! There are others. .... Awesome.

  • Arman Kh
    Arman Kh13 uur geleden

    "barely scratched the surface" -_-

  • NikHem343
    NikHem34314 uur geleden

    Being all but an enginner, this video is as frustrating as fascinating

  • London Dada
    London Dada14 uur geleden

    Did your pa work on this, Mark "Svector" Gray?

  • Nikhil Prabhu
    Nikhil Prabhu15 uur geleden


  • Lorenzo Rodriguez
    Lorenzo Rodriguez16 uur geleden

    I wish I can listen to this guy without me wanting him to say “I lost my car keys in my khakis” 😭

  • EveningStar IoT
    EveningStar IoT16 uur geleden

    It isn't "insane". It's perfectly comprehensible. Anyone with a suitable education could do it.

  • sai charan
    sai charan16 uur geleden

    so an alien species coming to earth hiding in soil

  • manish yeolekar
    manish yeolekar18 uur geleden

    I would love to buy and fly a toy helicopter based on "Ingenuity" design ;)

  • Felice Izzo
    Felice Izzo18 uur geleden

    Sorry, but how did he get out of the earth if there is a dome?

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker19 uur geleden

    Fact- Nobody landed nowhere.

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  • Yaish
    YaishDag geleden

    "Once collected the robots head mates with the- HOLD TF UP

  • John Nada
    John NadaDag geleden

    Look into the life of the man who founded Jet Propulsion Laboratories, or rather, Jack Parsons Laboratories.

  • Saree Poridhan
    Saree PoridhanDag geleden

    In4rmative Vdo

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    Latesha PresleyDag geleden

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    dlanod pmurtDag geleden

    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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    Anthony PhungDag geleden

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  • Tango Romeo Golf
    Tango Romeo GolfDag geleden

    NASA is getting really good at CGI now.

  • flymee drone
    flymee droneDag geleden

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

  • BlueGlasses
    BlueGlasses2 dagen geleden

    UFO at 13:45!!!!!

  • Mukul Dave
    Mukul Dave2 dagen geleden

    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 Sandor2 dagen geleden

    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
    Sorenkair2 dagen geleden

    3:08 lmao who approved of that idea for a billion dollar project

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    税金で飯を食うとうまいな2 dagen geleden


  • Kyle Vin
    Kyle Vin2 dagen geleden


  • Demiaz
    Demiaz2 dagen geleden

    13:15 the sample tube looks like a lightsaber.

  • Shahbaz ahmed
    Shahbaz ahmed2 dagen geleden

    Good nice video very much for

  • Don'tBelieveTheHype IXXI
    Don'tBelieveTheHype IXXI2 dagen geleden

    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

    2 dagen geleden

    Complains that nasa not even having basically a penny from the us.

  • John Hazenhousen

    John Hazenhousen

    2 dagen geleden


  • P L
    P L2 dagen geleden

    we are trying to do what UFOs have done on earth

  • Steve Jefferson
    Steve Jefferson2 dagen geleden

    This is a military Pentagon has nothing to do with finding water or life...don't be fooled

  • Sam Sam

    Sam Sam

    2 dagen geleden

    @Alex Siemers Some magic crystal or something.

  • Alex Siemers

    Alex Siemers

    2 dagen geleden

    What does Mars have that the pentagon would want?

  • Sam Sam

    Sam Sam

    2 dagen geleden

    To do what?

  • Giuliano Mango
    Giuliano Mango2 dagen geleden

    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
    Magi7282 dagen geleden

  • Paddy 7177
    Paddy 71772 dagen geleden

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

  • belly tripper

    belly tripper

    2 dagen geleden


  • Chiranjeevi
    Chiranjeevi2 dagen geleden

    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 Herrera2 dagen geleden

    Where can we get updates to see how the experiments turn out?

  • Sam Sam

    Sam Sam

    2 dagen geleden

    Perseverance Twitter and following nasa

  • Crawled Out Of Plato's Cave

    Crawled Out Of Plato's Cave

    2 dagen geleden

    They probably „lost“ it. It’s their common excuse for their „experiments“.

  • Blasko xx
    Blasko xx2 dagen geleden

    What they are planning with the samples is sooo cool.

    REAVL2 dagen geleden

    7:58 Mark Rober!

  • Steve Bell
    Steve Bell2 dagen geleden

    You should be in Hollywood Baby.

  • Murat Kara
    Murat Kara2 dagen geleden

    Great show and presentation

  • Rajit Shekhar
    Rajit Shekhar2 dagen geleden

    I bunked college to watch opportunity rover landing in 2004.

  • Vũ Đình Nho
    Vũ Đình Nho2 dagen geleden

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

  • EmmE
    EmmE3 dagen geleden

    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 toiue3 dagen geleden

    NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

  • Clint Barr
    Clint Barr3 dagen geleden

    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

    3 dagen geleden

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    Vivek Krishnan3 dagen geleden

    Tellurinium :P

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  • Each Day
    Each Day3 dagen geleden

    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
    longshenv53 dagen geleden

    "Mers" your ass!

  • Victor Zed Wings
    Victor Zed Wings3 dagen geleden

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

  • Mark Arandjus
    Mark Arandjus3 dagen geleden

    NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

  • James August
    James August3 dagen geleden

    13:45 I knew it!

  • Carlos Morales
    Carlos Morales3 dagen geleden

    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 Grails3 dagen geleden

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  • Thomas Mar
    Thomas Mar3 dagen geleden

  • C-Games
    C-Games3 dagen geleden

    I think Elon will be giving those samples a ride😂

  • Jean-Jacques Fanchtein
    Jean-Jacques Fanchtein3 dagen geleden

    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 Casc3 dagen geleden

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  • Manaf&Art
    Manaf&Art3 dagen geleden

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

  • Filterdissman
    Filterdissman3 dagen geleden

    Imagine finding Martian ruins?

  • Gokul Payyanur
    Gokul Payyanur3 dagen geleden

    Why are they not using solar panels for energy instead of radiation

  • Addy Sidhu
    Addy Sidhu3 dagen geleden

    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_mod3 dagen geleden

    Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky

  • alimar marsar
    alimar marsar3 dagen geleden

    Goodluck for the next mission in mers

  • Kartik K

    Kartik K

    2 dagen geleden


  • RS Pb
    RS Pb4 dagen geleden

    Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.

  • Commander [REDACTED]
    Commander [REDACTED]4 dagen geleden

    I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.

  • Candeias C
    Candeias C4 dagen geleden

    Now...find curiosity

  • Candeias C
    Candeias C4 dagen geleden

    Now.....find curiosity

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  • Marko B
    Marko B4 dagen geleden

    Lmao you idiots really believe this fantasy religion?

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  • BananaDeVagina
    BananaDeVagina4 dagen geleden

    Indonesian Subs please.....

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi4 dagen geleden

    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

    3 dagen geleden


  • Duran
    Duran4 dagen geleden

    90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    4 dagen geleden

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

  • Duran
    Duran4 dagen geleden

    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
    Duran4 dagen geleden

    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 mjr4 dagen geleden


  • Shop-made
    Shop-made4 dagen geleden

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

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  • Senthil Kumar
    Senthil Kumar4 dagen geleden

    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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  • Civil Engineering Practice
    Civil Engineering Practice4 dagen geleden

    Thank you, can i translate your video to Vietnamese.

  • adv20
    adv204 dagen geleden

    I had no idea there was a planet called Mers

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  • Insane Facts
    Insane Facts4 dagen geleden

    wow... the real insane engeneering

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  • American Nomad News
    American Nomad News4 dagen geleden

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

  • Tiny Workshop
    Tiny Workshop4 dagen geleden

    Just such a cool video to watch, thanks