The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
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  • Real Engineering
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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.

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    @The Rat Chad Here ya go.... From a new ager .........

  • Mark


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    @The Rat Chad Sure I can share from a non Christian or a Christian which would you prefer?

  • The Rat Chad

    The Rat Chad

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    @Mark You gonna tell us how the earth is flat next?

  • Moss M

    Moss M

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    @Mark oh ok, I’ll keep that in mind

  • Phil Wright

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    Insane bullshit

  • Steve Bennett
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    It's pretty cool to think that while ur reading this little insignificant reply, perseverance is roaming mars.

  • yashvi sharma
    yashvi sharma15 minutter siden

    Such a nice video!

    MIKHAEL Jr33 minutter siden

    The cameraman has tremendous courage 👍

  • Steve Dennis
    Steve Dennis36 minutter siden

    What if Mars was obliterated millions of years ago! When i say that I mean the outside of the planet! The beings on the planet had burrowed into the planet millions of years ago! You won't bother them until you start digging! You get water on Mars for 3 months of the year on the North Pole as we'd call it! They could collect that and live within the planet! Musk has started to burrow into the earth for fast vehicle travel! I wonder if it's starting for us just like what happened to Mars!

  • thecrazyloser7
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    Well, so basically soil samples will be lost because storms or covered by dust and become trash. Too many years until the next rover can take those.

  • Playana Kobi
    Playana Kobi58 minutter siden

    I'm excited for Perserverance's and Ingenuity's finds. And I hope I can see the day when humans have a permanent base in Mars. And rovers possibly preparing a place for humans to stay.

  • aidan hart
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    I hope it goes wells :) but all the moving parts has me worried

  • Darth Virgin
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    today, MOXIE. tomorrow, terraforming Mars.

  • Jesse James Bell
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    Enjoyed the show and may pay for more! But my Irish-sounding friend I am a retired ( 8 years ) USAF Crash Rescue Fire fighter and (14 ) Years US. Navy Air Crew Survival Equipmentman ( Aviation Life Support Systems ) and working at NASA on the Spacesuits would be the mecca of my job expertise. ..! But I am also a UFO BUFF and Air Craft Buff since I was 14 Years old watching Project UFO based off The Air Forces Project Blue Book !...I have seen just about every show that covered this subject matter before my military life and well after I have retired! Seen the SR-71 in 1970 when It landed with an emergency at my base Mealstrome AFB, MT! After retiring in 93 I took a contractor job working tor McDonnell Douglas / Boeing at NSAWC/ TOPGUN at Fallon Nevada, 130 miles from Area -51! I have talk to many F-4, F-5, F-16, F-14, F-15 Pilots long before VF-41 Pilots saw the Tic Tack UFO and other sightings! During all of my Data collections, I know of every UFO sighting around the world, and three years before I got station at Maelstrom AFB, MT there was a UFO that shut down all the Missile in the area and I have even been down inside a launch capsule out in the Montana boondocks and through co-workers, I know this to be true and factual as I later was a member of the Air Forces REDHORSE Crash recovery Deployment team ! I have to ask you, Are you aware of the Two Different NASA's? For years we have heard the reports of a flying Triangle Craft that has been seen all around this world for many years, Even the Tic Tack has been seen years before the Nimitz VF-41 F-18s spotted it! Now I hear it took 7 months to reach MARS! I hear we have a SpaceCraft the can go to mars and be bach before Noon! Maybe the TR3B ?.... Why are we paying for NASA and the Black Projects and get lied to about all this old space Travel BS and keep pumping $$$$$$ into NASA, Are we this stupid????? Phoenix, AZ 1997, thousands saw it, Brent Warters UK saw the same stuff as Maelstrom AFB saw ??? I think we can handle the truth and stop farting around with this landing on MARS when we have the so-called SPACE FORCE now SOLOR WARDEN as it was called! Bob Lazar's story and the many many people who have seen with their own eyes as I have! Don't panic the people, because truth is we are the low hanging fruit and if " They " wanted us gone they would have done so! It's time the truth came out and stop all this slow boat to China BS ! ( Excuse the Spelling and Bad grammar I had to speak my peace ! ) We are being Lied to! .....Man in Black !

  • knee gear
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    aliens gotta be impressed when pulling it apart

  • Hakuna Matata
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    So plutonium dioxide is kind of an arc reactor For the perseverance 🤔 Coooooooooollll...

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  • Meetra Surrik
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    I'm so excited to see the first human on Mars, I cant wait

  • kelvin fennell\
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    Petition for Perseverance to find Oppy and give them a proper send off

  • Erik Stammers
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  • DSM
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    how the hell am I allowed to watch this for free

  • Mark
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    Sorry but this is completely fake like the moon landing. They can send back crystal clear images yet NASA admits all pictures of earth are CGI... And NASA says they can't go back to the moon because they lost the technology.

  • Cameron Bayes
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    The responsible list secondly raise because piccolo topically attack within a abandoned india. nutritious, humorous tea

  • mr. ram
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    Just send me.. i volunteer to a one way trip to mars.. ill make that sacrifice.

  • Hugh Jass
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    "On Julee t'ertieth, 2020" oh great. I have to listen to an Irish fuck for the next 20 minutes

  • Carlos Ramirez
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    Not even high yet and my mind in Freaking Blown!!!!🤯🤯🤯🤯

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  • Adam G
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    This thing farting methane?

  • BenjieYT
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    Imagine Someday Earth Will Have It's Rovers From Mars

  • Carson Payne
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    Amazing. Mankind's newest frontier.

  • Ancestros del sol
    Ancestros del sol3 timer siden

    The thing that hovered over the rover and then went back up... Where did that thing go? Back into space? lol No one seems to mention this. @ 1:45

  • dsadsa asdsad
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    The elegant flight effectively subtract because seat technologically wash as a mature kayak. late, jagged pasta

  • Josh Hillis
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    This is really incredible, but I had a thought/question... If the system is able to collect samples of Mars and move it through a system like that, why not create a highly capable compact spectrometer to run tests on the samples onboard and send the data back? This way there is no need to pickup what was grabbed, nor ship home.. just all the scientific review done automatically and all on system

  • The Viking
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    Great, what’s on MARS that earth needs so badly?.

  • Micheal Mouse
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    Oh look potatoes

  • David Lamb
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    Love it man 🙌😎👌🏻

  • João Rafael Camargo Biancini
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    Baby Yoda at 2:20 on upper left corner?

  • Syduzzaman Syd
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    What's Mayres? I thought it's Mars, so infuriating to listen to :|

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  • RaptorG
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    Me: Has no clue what he is talking about Also me: Hmm yes I agree

  • Chris Wood
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    I couldn't help thinking that this video was narrated by Ardon O'Hanlon.

  • William Olenchenko
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    Great explanations of the different systems and processes. I am not sure why we need to send humans there in the future, however.

  • Milton Rolly
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    This is amazing....Thanks for the Video looks real with real pictures I guess. My eye Spot it in minutes 13:44 that some object Moves or fly From right to left seems like comes up stop and moves faster to the left. Please someone explain that thank you.

  • Tech Stuff DIY
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    Did anyone see the UFO at 11:11?

  • Evan Ouk
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    The chemical dash rapidly cheat because silica regrettably admit failing a scarce mailbox. obnoxious, friendly loaf

  • Martin Novák
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    If you don't know "jezero" literally means "a lake" in some Slavic languages. Like in Czech, Slovak, Bosnian or Serbian (though Serbs write it as "језеро").

  • Stev Way
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    The People goin to Mars gonna need to train like goku on his way to namek so they can stand

  • Erick Rojas
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    Polluting a planet that humans haven been too smh jk this is very interesting

  • Trump2020
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    All to just plop it down in greenland. Lol. Nasa is lying folks! Wake up

  • Brad Hobbs
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    Yes, "insane" is a technically accurate real engineering term. /s

  • # misty
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    1,000 years later were just ganna look at this like "why were we looking at the soil were standing on lol"

  • Rachel Roberts
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    The juvenile nylon aetiologically frighten because april arespectively question as a ignorant message. scientific, unequaled brass

  • ruben weil
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    NASA maintaining their jobs for years! Great idea!

  • Dr. Skulhamr
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    "Mars used to be pronounced in one syllable. "MARZ." The pronunciation "May-ress" is a new one to me.

  • Wayne G
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    Anyone see the UFO, on the horizon, Fly away at 13:46 ???? Great vid.

  • BenYah Israel
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    Lies...also why not have solar powered drone capabilities and 360 cameras

  • MultiGazman
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    So tell me how they actually communicate with it? If your just a few hundred miles from a tower no connection. How and what is carrying the signal all that distance?

  • Universal Entity
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    Wow that definitely is amazing engineering. It's made me think humans getting there is a lot more closer to happening than I thought it was :)

  • Wahab Files
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    Are you same guy thats in ColdFusion?

  • xxxxxxxDIMAxxxxxxx
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    all fake earth its FLAT!!

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  • Vitman
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    This was such a treat to watch and get a better idea of what is being used for this mission. Thank you so much for the great video and to all the people involved in this project. To all the Engineers and teams of specialists on this mission, you are amazing.

  • Vell0cet
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    But how does it deal with the sand worms?

  • K G
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    My God, i have goosebumps hearing these very deep scientific explanation of things included in this expedition...Imagine we are at year 2021 and we have already reached so much in terms of technology. Now imagine how much more it would be in years 2050 or 2100. We will all long be dead, but just imagine how much advancement man kind would be able to reach by then...Life is indeed so beautiful beautiful but such a very mysterious one. Enjoy everything guys, don't hesitate on things that you would want to do or achieve, don't let society dictate what should or you could be, start by confessing to your crush hahahaha DO it now!!!

  • Zulisian
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    It's amazing to think we might have soil from another planet within the next 5-7 years. I really hope I get to see it.....what a time to be alive.

  • Luke Cague
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    Boy I can't wait til we step foot on....Mers?

  • chitranjan kumar
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    isro will be the first space agency to put man on mars

  • chitranjan kumar
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    india will be the first country to put humans on mars .jai hind vande matram jai shree ram

  • BJ-Hawk
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    Great video! But i hate how you say _Mers_ ...

  • Antonín Hájek
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    this is fucking awesome rover.

  • jaybajan
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    1.4K flat earthers disliked this video

  • Jan Jacobszoon
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    I feel so dumb listening to this, but it all makes more sense when youve studied physics

  • Roland Oscar
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    Wow. Incredible. Well done.

  • Emerald S
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    oh a nerve much lol

  • crucci
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    This video is narrated. In a way Which seems like every breath is a new sentence Of its own.

  • Stephen Slaughter
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    10:18 how do they generate 800°C with that tiny power source? Are they relying on the heat generated by compressing the Martian air?

  • Ankit Debnath
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    Love from india...your channel is doing great...❤️❤️❤️

  • Sndyy死
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    This decade is going to be inter solar

  • OldMtnGeezer
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    Defn: "Mares" - Female horses. Anyone else notice that @ 16:24, the top rotor blade is shown spinning in reverse?

  • 5taunch
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    Who can actually dislike this video?

  • Rok Tok
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  • Jose Ferreira
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    Wow ,millions sick people,millions not working,and they spend billions on this fake CGI!!!

  • nils 1142

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    wake up sheep

  • Jazid Contreras
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    Dude, you really know how to deliver an inspiring introduction. Chills.

  • Distrax
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    “On Maers” its MARS DUDE MARS

  • Traffic Cone
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    Why are we going to mars again?

  • Rachid MEGHNINE
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    Great Video man ! maybe a video about Starship ?

  • Junior Balls
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    Anyone notice the rocket took off early at the start? That wasn't reported at the time 🙃

  • Nazarii Yarovenko
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    Omg that personal moment at the end... I'm crying 😭😭 So proud of you ❣️

  • pekbek mkek
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    nice science fantasy. creative minds. lol

  • Gautam N
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    Not an engineer, but still love to watch ur content... thanks for so much information 🙏🏼

  • TheFreakYDogi
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    dope video :)

  • Nouraiz Ahmad Virk
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    Hats off to the cameraman who held his breath to take vedios of the rover..

  • Parth Patel
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    I had goosebumps when they (yes, I have seen multiple videos on Perseverance) detailed the plan of bringing Martian soil back to Earth. GOOSEBUMPS. So excited for the future of Humanity ❤

  • Parth Patel
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    The work done on this video is simply amazing

  • Giancarlo Monzio
    Giancarlo Monzio10 timer siden

    Man, thanks for the passion and great explanatory video. I'm not an engineer but I watched the video completly immersed. Thanks again and good job👍

  • marcelo aguilera
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    The superb driving customarily gather because supermarket hemperly pull lest a interesting sugar. unnatural, painstaking shovel

  • Venus Life
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    Jezero in serbian means lake. So it's lake crater

  • D Salvatore
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    It's Mars. Not mers.

  • Martin Caunt
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    are they stupid brining samples from a diffrent planet to earth what happens if the is bionic issues that could kill us all or a unknown bacteria dont do it

  • Gerrit Harteveld
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    This thing is fake.

  • terry rudford
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    The flippant save similarly squash because trip plausibly scold toward a tidy riverbed. rural, sweltering rugby

  • Michael NiePsycholog Michael NiePsycholog
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    Dear Real engineering, on this video you inform that Mars atmosphere is 100x thinner than Earth atmosphere - how is Mars helicopter flight possible in such low pressure atmosphere?

  • Michael NiePsycholog Michael NiePsycholog

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    Oh, I see, you have explained it further on the video - larger rotor diameter and much faster rotation.

  • Elmar Bajora
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    I like the video although i would enjoy it even more if he would call the planet by its correct name "Mars" instead of "mers"

  • Francois Van Dyk
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    It seems they wanna mine mars....must be something special there for they prospect