The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

18-Fev, 2021
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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


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  • アンモニア発電でもよいぞ

    税金で飯を食うとうまいな税金で飯を食うとうまいな4 soat oldin
  • maers

    Kyle VinKyle Vin4 soat oldin
  • 13:15 the sample tube looks like a lightsaber.

    DemiazDemiaz5 soat oldin
  • Good nice video very much for

    Shahbaz ahmedShahbaz ahmed8 soat oldin
  • 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$!

    Don'tBelieveTheHype IXXIDon'tBelieveTheHype IXXI8 soat oldin
    • Complains that nasa not even having basically a penny from the us.

      Sam SamSam Sam4 soat oldin
    • 🤦‍♂️

      John HazenhousenJohn Hazenhousen5 soat oldin
  • we are trying to do what UFOs have done on earth

    P LP L8 soat oldin
  • This is a military Pentagon has nothing to do with finding water or life...don't be fooled

    Steve JeffersonSteve Jefferson10 soat oldin
    • @Alex Siemers Some magic crystal or something.

      Sam SamSam Sam8 soat oldin
    • What does Mars have that the pentagon would want?

      Alex SiemersAlex Siemers9 soat oldin
    • To do what?

      Sam SamSam Sam9 soat oldin
  • 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.

    Giuliano MangoGiuliano Mango10 soat oldin

    Magi728Magi72811 soat oldin
  • Fake!! You can't get passed the firmament.

    Paddy 7177Paddy 717713 soat oldin
    • REAL

      belly tripperbelly tripper4 soat oldin
  • 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!?!

    ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi14 soat oldin
  • Where can we get updates to see how the experiments turn out?

    Joseph HerreraJoseph Herrera15 soat oldin
    • Perseverance Twitter and following nasa

      Sam SamSam Sam4 soat oldin
    • They probably „lost“ it. It’s their common excuse for their „experiments“.

      Crawled Out Of Plato's CaveCrawled Out Of Plato's Cave13 soat oldin
  • What they are planning with the samples is sooo cool.

    Blasko xxBlasko xx15 soat oldin
  • 7:58 Mark Rober!

    REAVLREAVL15 soat oldin
  • You should be in Hollywood Baby.

    Steve BellSteve Bell15 soat oldin
  • Great show and presentation

    Murat KaraMurat Kara17 soat oldin
  • I bunked college to watch opportunity rover landing in 2004.

    Rajit ShekharRajit Shekhar18 soat oldin
  • Ôi Sao Hoả Trái đất đến là để Hồi sinh chú Em đấy. Ngủ lâu quá rồi.

    Vũ Đình NhoVũ Đình Nho19 soat oldin
  • 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.

    EmmEEmmE21 soat oldin
  • NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

    soiung toiuesoiung toiueKun oldin
  • 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

    Clint BarrClint BarrKun oldin
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  • Tellurinium :P

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  • The overrated century jelly ruin because machine anatomically squeal excluding a stupid governor. thin, humorous noodle

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  • mers....

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    caleb dicksoncaleb dicksonKun oldin
  • 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.

    Each DayEach DayKun oldin
  • "Mers" your ass!

    longshenv5longshenv5Kun oldin
  • I think Those rotor blades should have circle around them for protection from accidental touching obstacles, or danger of unlucky landing.

    Victor Zed WingsVictor Zed WingsKun oldin
  • NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

    Mark ArandjusMark ArandjusKun oldin
  • 13:45 I knew it!

    James AugustJames AugustKun oldin
  • 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!!!!

    Carlos MoralesCarlos MoralesKun oldin
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  • I think Elon will be giving those samples a ride😂

    C-GamesC-GamesKun oldin
  • 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

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

    Manaf&ArtManaf&ArtKun oldin
  • Imagine finding Martian ruins?

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

    Gokul PayyanurGokul PayyanurKun oldin
  • All this shit and so complicated things achieved but they can’t fckng fix cancer cells in human body

    Addy SidhuAddy SidhuKun oldin
  • Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky

    2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_mod2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_modKun oldin
  • Goodluck for the next mission in mers

    alimar marsaralimar marsarKun oldin
    • mers

      Kartik KKartik K19 soat oldin
  • Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.

    RS PbRS PbKun oldin
  • I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.

    Commander [REDACTED]Commander [REDACTED]Kun oldin
  • Now...find curiosity

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  • Now.....find curiosity

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  • Lmao you idiots really believe this fantasy religion?

    Marko BMarko BKun oldin
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    이정현이정현Kun oldin
  • Indonesian Subs please.....

    BananaDeVaginaBananaDeVagina2 kun oldin
  • 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.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi2 kun oldin
    • ???

      Arstotzka Ball TRArstotzka Ball TRKun oldin
  • 90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁

    DuranDuran2 kun oldin
    • And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi2 kun oldin
  • Why wasting time on a dead planet like ugly Mars. They should focus on either building a massive spaceships 🚀 OR Go to valuable asteroids ☄️

    DuranDuran2 kun oldin
  • 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 🤪🤪

    DuranDuran2 kun oldin
  • 🔥💯

    Jalal mjrJalal mjr2 kun oldin
  • Knowing that the rover successfully lands is great! No more suspense.

    Shop-madeShop-made2 kun oldin
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    Chip SimkuletChip Simkulet2 kun oldin
  • 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 👍🏼

    Senthil KumarSenthil Kumar2 kun oldin
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    Bela WanglerBela Wangler2 kun oldin
  • Fake

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    Ryan McIRyan McI2 kun oldin
  • Thank you, can i translate your video to Vietnamese.

    Civil Engineering PracticeCivil Engineering Practice2 kun oldin
  • I had no idea there was a planet called Mers

    adv20adv202 kun oldin
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    John johnsonJohn johnson2 kun oldin
  • wow... the real insane engeneering

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    Christopher AlexChristopher Alex2 kun oldin
  • If it works is it expected it could be taken from the Rover by early colonists to supplement their needs.

    American Nomad NewsAmerican Nomad News2 kun oldin
  • And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.

    American Nomad NewsAmerican Nomad News2 kun oldin
  • Just such a cool video to watch, thanks

    Tiny WorkshopTiny Workshop2 kun oldin
  • 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 Milanovic2 kun oldin
  • Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton

    NixieNixie2 kun oldin
  • I hope that helicopter works well.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo2 kun oldin
  • Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo2 kun oldin
  • Let us hope it delivers.

    Anton BoludoAnton Boludo2 kun oldin
  • My CPU fan is 2500+RPM sometimes I feel like my PC case doesn't touching the ground for a second

    Chi toseChi tose2 kun oldin
  • liar

    Warning SignsWarning Signs2 kun oldin
  • 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 Milanovic2 kun oldin
  • Great editing and great video

  • 11:11 Aliens

    CameravilleCameraville2 kun oldin
  • Excellent concise video, beautifully told.

    Patrick GleasonPatrick Gleason2 kun oldin
  • Lol I got this for homework

    abovevolcano740abovevolcano7402 kun oldin
  • Baby Yoda at 2:22?

    donutsndcoffeedonutsndcoffee2 kun oldin
  • Mers, planef, flighf, heaf.

    Ulan OmurkulovUlan Omurkulov2 kun oldin
  • Did you see the UFO

    EnteFanEnteFan3 kun oldin
  • Narration: the Radioisotope Thermal Generator "produces alpha waves" - No, your brain produces alpha waves, the plutonium produces alpha particles.

    knocknwalkknocknwalk3 kun oldin
    • If you go small enough everything is a wave

      CameravilleCameraville2 kun oldin
  • sounds like Perseverance has the same advanced technology as a Roomba®! 🤯🤯

    alitlweirdalitlweird3 kun oldin
  • Tatalunin parin yan ng nga Pilipino 😁💪

    Cryptonian RifleCryptonian Rifle3 kun oldin
  • 11:09 UFO

    jedbeddo1jedbeddo13 kun oldin
  • 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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    John LavvasJohn Lavvas3 kun oldin
  • "Intuitive improvisation is the key to genius ! ! !" 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  • Yay cartoons!

    True NeeseTrue Neese3 kun oldin
    • "Meris"

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  • Lol

    True NeeseTrue Neese3 kun oldin
  • 13:45.. in the sky :)

    OniBojanOniBojan3 kun oldin
  • So we can send a rover to Mars that operates off free energy. But still can’t power every house with free renewable energy

    rasta manrasta man3 kun oldin
    • @Michael Conroy that’s what they have you believe

      rasta manrasta manKun oldin
    • There is no such thing as renewable energy lol

      Michael ConroyMichael Conroy2 kun oldin
  • People believe this bullshit? Lol

    stock luminastock lumina3 kun oldin
  • Good video. You should just stop calling mars mers but other then that its nice

    Ado LamontAdo Lamont3 kun oldin
    • ...and you should use proper grammar when you write.

      John HazenhousenJohn Hazenhousen3 kun oldin
  • Intresting!!!great

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