The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
3D Animator: Eli (social handle: TwisterEli)
Sound: Graham Haerther (
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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 Engineering12 күн мурун
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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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  • 90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁

    DuranDuranСаат 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 ☄️

    DuranDuranСаат 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 🤪🤪

    DuranDuranСаат 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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  • 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.

    American Nomad NewsAmerican Nomad News11 саат мурун
  • Just such a cool video to watch, thanks

    Tiny WorkshopTiny Workshop12 саат 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.

    Dusan MilanovicDusan Milanovic12 саат мурун
  • Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton

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  • I hope that helicopter works well.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo14 саат мурун
  • Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo14 саат мурун
  • Let us hope it delivers.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo14 саат мурун
  • My CPU fan is 2500+RPM sometimes I feel like my PC case doesn't touching the ground for a second

    Chi toseChi tose15 саат мурун
  • liar

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  • 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.

    Dusan MilanovicDusan Milanovic16 саат мурун
  • Great editing and great video

  • 11:11 Aliens

    CameravilleCameraville17 саат мурун
  • Excellent concise video, beautifully told.

    Patrick GleasonPatrick Gleason19 саат мурун
  • Lol I got this for homework

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  • Baby Yoda at 2:22?

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  • Mers, planef, flighf, heaf.

    Ulan OmurkulovUlan Omurkulov21 саат мурун
  • Did you see the UFO

    EnteFanEnteFan23 саат мурун
  • Narration: the Radioisotope Thermal Generator "produces alpha waves" - No, your brain produces alpha waves, the plutonium produces alpha particles.

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    • If you go small enough everything is a wave

      CameravilleCameraville17 саат мурун
  • sounds like Perseverance has the same advanced technology as a Roomba®! 🤯🤯

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  • 11:09 UFO

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  • 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!

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    • "Meris"

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  • Lol

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  • 13:45.. in the sky :)

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  • So we can send a rover to Mars that operates off free energy. But still can’t power every house with free renewable energy

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    • There is no such thing as renewable energy lol

      Michael ConroyMichael Conroy7 саат мурун
  • People believe this bullshit? Lol

  • Good video. You should just stop calling mars mers but other then that its nice

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    • ...and you should use proper grammar when you write.

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  • This idea is dumb, ambiguous and expensive.

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  • “MERS”

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  • 6:35 Plutonium? wait a minute, are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear??? No no no no no, this sucker is electrical, but I need a radiactive substance as a heat source to generate the 110 watts of electricity I need! I see... mmm, did you rip that off?

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  • We will be dead by the time humans are able to visit Mars, danger ahead! there’s no life up there stop wasting money spend that money on this planet to make it great again!!

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  • "Meris"

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  • thanks...

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  • "maris"

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  • We don't need wars to advance technology,we need space exploration to advance technologial devolpment

  • Yeah , Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover is Insane👌👌💖💖

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  • Wow you explained simply .

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  • I think NASA should try planting tress or shrubs on Mars transporting water with the help of artificial intelligence machine for watering the plants so that we can come to know weather the life on mars last for forever or not, or human beings will find to survive a place on mars and the other thought of planting tress or shrubs on mars will be the open challenge and maybe the atmosphere on mars will change and provides with oxygen......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Maaeers.

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  • The engineering is impressive but what will be even more impressive is when we send humans to the moon and Mars and develop cities in the future as well space stations in space. That will be the most exciting thing I believe since the moon landing in the 1960's, which will excite everyone in the world in terms of major progress. I think we all need to pick up the pace and work to develop starships and super ships with light speed technology. The technology we seen in Star Wars and Star Trek which we view as science fiction has to eventually become reality, much like what we seen in Back to the Future 2 the films. It is not surprising many inspiring scientists take famous works for inspiration from science fiction to envision futurism for space exploration.

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  • I thought that the whole reason we send perseverance up there is to rescue Matt Damon? 🤔

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  • Morse code tracks on Mars? So NASA engineers are hoping that if there are such things as Martians, they will know what Morse code is?

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    • Absolutely deserve the views, incredible video, and incredible channel as usual

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  • Wow! They finally figured out how to pass through the Van Allen Belt!! Maybe we can go to the Moon next!

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    • 🤦‍♂️

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  • but "do not shavr your junk"

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  • ayyy why do nasa be acting like a bitch? :D

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  • is there any protocols in place when they plan to bring back soil from mars? i'm assuming that foreign disease could be a real possibility and that these samples would be stored in high level bio labs...

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  • Wow

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    • Nice

  • Wow

  • 8:03 Mark Rober?

    Kyle PatmoreKyle Patmore2 күн мурун
  • How long did it take to get Perseverance rover from earth to mars?

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  • I don't know who needs to hear this But you have to start investing

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  • Er,this is fake as fuck...cant you see it for what it is?

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  • 100 years from now people will be watching this video to learn history of space travel!!! What a time to be alive

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  • Absolutely deserve the views, incredible video, and incredible channel as usual

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  • Nobody can steal that rover🤣🤣🤣

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  • 0:22 took over 10 seconds to climb 100 meters, slower than any weather-balloons, which proves it was a FAKE-ROCKET. For proof Google/YT:::("Solving-Apollo-Enigma")

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  • Mares?

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