The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

Joylandi 18-Fev, 2021
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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
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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.

    • I see that UFO at 13:45 lol

    • Great video, you should expand on this. Like how the rover manages to run on 110w, with drive motors, multiple robotic arms, and computers all able to run on a similar amount of power to a laptop.

    • @Real engineering..U guys really did a great job...Hats off to the back stage work, it clearly shows every effort u guys had put it in creating this animation.. its 100% realistic and mind blowing..moreover Hatsoff and congratulations to every NASA employee for creating this marvellous machine, showing the power of human intelligence and setting a strong base for future human race....No words..Lots of Love from India.❤️❤️🇮🇳

    • 17:54 this is my dream life.. like an amateur PHub star.. like Alex Adams..

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

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

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

  • ok

  • This thing farting methane?

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

  • Amazing. Mankind's newest frontier.

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • Oh look potatoes

  • Love it man 🙌😎👌🏻

  • Baby Yoda at 2:20 on upper left corner?

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

  • lmao

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Did anyone see the UFO at 11:11?

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

  • 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").

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • NASA maintaining their jobs for years! Great idea!

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

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

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

  • 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?

  • 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 :)

  • Are you same guy thats in ColdFusion?

  • all fake earth its FLAT!!

  • MERS

  • 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.

  • But how does it deal with the sand worms?

  • 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!!!

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • this is fucking awesome rover.

  • 1.4K flat earthers disliked this video

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

  • Wow. Incredible. Well done.

  • oh a nerve much lol

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

  • 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?

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

  • This decade is going to be inter solar

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

  • Who can actually dislike this video?

  • Mers?

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

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

  • “On Maers” its MARS DUDE MARS

  • Why are we going to mars again?

  • Great Video man ! maybe a video about Starship ?

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

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

  • nice science fantasy. creative minds. lol

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

  • dope video :)

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

  • 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 ❤

  • The work done on this video is simply amazing

  • 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👍

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

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

  • It's Mars. Not mers.

  • 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

  • This thing is fake.

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

  • 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?

  • 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"

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

  • Insane scam:)

  • What is the difference of perseverance and the rest of the rovers that were brought to mars?🤔 i feel like they are hyping this too much but it can only can do as much as what the others did.

  • The main role play in this operation Indian-American scientist Dr. Swati Mohan🙏🏽🇮🇳

  • What kind of radio contact do we have with this mission on Mars? What frequencies, what kind of modulation, is any part of it available to the public - not coded etc? Can we receive it on Earth?

  • Amazing.! The growth of space technology is becoming an exciting step forward.

  • How long does it take to sort out the data sent back from Perseverence, like microbial history on the planet?

  • Insane

  • Anyone else see something fly away in the sky in the background at 13:45? Nice little easteregg by the animators.

  • None of this is impressive. I can't believe I could engineer this myself. When I was a kid, this crap was mind blowing. Now I just want to travel to Mars and kick this abomination to its side.

  • The crazy quality industrially slap because rowboat curiously match athwart a medical juice. grotesque, awesome plantation

  • Treads not threads

  • Forget Mars. There is nothing interesting about this hostile desert immensity. Take care of the Earth. Take care of life on earth and take care of our civilization because both are seriously threatened.

  • Great documentary video, well done!

  • Mahrs, not Mehrs

  • "Mears"

  • I am curious. How the hell do nasa control the rockets flight path to mars? and the rover itself on mars?

  • Video is good but pronunciation of Mars as marries annoys the fuck out of me

  • Nice to know the rover will still have half a charge 87 years from now!