This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!

10-Avg, 2019
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The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars. It has now landed and safely checked in with the rover. It should detach and fly within the first 30-60 days of the mission. I learned a lot getting to visit the drone right before it was mounted on the rover at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
How do you fly in 1% of Earth's atmosphere:
Have large rotors (they are 1.2m in diameter) and spin them very fast, around 2500 RPM (5x the speed of a helicopter on Earth).
Plus the aircraft has to be light:
The Mars helicopter weighs in at 1.8kg or around the same as a laptop. Every piece had to be stripped down for weight. Instead of using aerogel for insulation, the craft makes use of CO2 gaps between components. Even aerogel was too heavy!
One of the major challenges is surviving the Martian night:
Temperatures plunge to -80C to -100C so two thirds of the craft's power is actually used to keep its electronics warm. Only one third is used for flying. The estimated flight time is 90 seconds.
The craft can't be driven remotely, it will have to fly autonomously, using its own sensor suite to determine how to fly. The round trip 20 minute delay with Earth means steering the craft from mission control would be impossible.
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Jonny Hyman was a legend in editing, animation, filming, and sound design for this video.

  • Lemme try this one on earth pls!

    DFly FPVDFly FPV2 soat oldin
  • 6 months later Scientist 1: Is it just me or the rover and helicopter are like moving on their own Scientist 2: Naah they're just flirting on each other

    yeah?yeah?4 soat oldin
  • I always like to see interviews of very smart people who are in very important positions. They are always so cool and down to Earth. You know what I mean.

    Jeff NielsenJeff Nielsen8 soat oldin
  • Has to be an indian guy in there

    akash rajputakash rajput9 soat oldin
  • People in Myanmar are going crazy because Mi Mi Aung, the chief engineer, is Burmese. Even with all the violence going on in the country, people celebrated to her achievement.

    Zaw Htet AungZaw Htet Aung10 soat oldin
  • sumamente util saber q se puede volar 1.5min en Marte, ara tomarse encuesta la próxima vez que vayamos a dar un paseo x ahi,

    vales74vales7410 soat oldin
  • What on earth do they use to lubricate those rotors enough to pull off 2500+ RPM?? That’s amazing!

    ValensBellatorValensBellator10 soat oldin
  • Thought he released a new video, but i think he just renamed the video lol. nice one

    Liam ByrneLiam Byrne11 soat oldin
  • No one: Derek: changes video title to fit current update

    eSnapeyeeSnapeye18 soat oldin
  • Is this drone going to fly over the Face on Mars and the surrounding area ???

    Antonio AlvarezAntonio Alvarez20 soat oldin
  • He is just ahead of general media. First the mars rover, then the black hole picture!!

    Shubham AgrawalShubham Agrawal20 soat oldin
  • this aged like fine wine.

    Jeremy TheimerJeremy Theimer20 soat oldin
    • @daily yew ik he did, but the video is great. I saw it the moment it came out actually

      Jeremy TheimerJeremy Theimer18 soat oldin
    • He edited the title if your wondering

      daily yewdaily yew19 soat oldin
  • 3 title updates

    5AMM06085AMM060821 soat oldin
  • Very confusing to have the new title and the old date together!

    prescodprescod22 soat oldin
  • After ingenuity helicopter first flight.... 😘 🌌🌌🌌🚀🚀🚀

    Suar SuarSuar Suar22 soat oldin
  • Thank you

  • Derek is ahead of time .... I mean, always!!!

    Gaurav KumarGaurav KumarKun oldin
  • it cost 85million dollars! so expensive

    Freedom is not freeFreedom is not freeKun oldin
  • So you’re telling me that’s not Elon musk?

    Jake StreatfieldJake StreatfieldKun oldin
  • Howard! was that you??

    Tejas SPTejas SPKun oldin
  • He just updated the titel

    shruthi srikumarshruthi srikumarKun oldin
  • Next challenge: fly a helicopter into a cave on Mars...

    Afonso SantosAfonso SantosKun oldin
  • It worked!

    Owen MayerOwen MayerKun oldin
  • I suppose Mars is flat; just like Earth.

    no taboosno taboosKun oldin
  • Through this use with a thinner gas envelope, a few more laypeople can finally imagine why a kind of similar helicopter device can easily cope with the 10,000 m mark with work tasks. Greetings Peter Türr

    Peter TürrPeter TürrKun oldin
  • Hello Mr. Ask how many grams or milli grams the individual flukes were weighed in zone intervals. Before balancing. This means that the excess lever rocker was weighed with very fine scales at precisely defined intervals. Of course always on the side that rests downwards. And thus the individual zones are absolutely identical. All of them. Only in this way can the actual balancing be carried out afterwards. The experts know exactly what I mean by that. It is about any later vibrations that can then no longer be corrected. In order to avoid that the device dismantles itself due to interference during this long period of use. So the tilting weighing is the basis for a long service life. Greetings Peter Türr

    Peter TürrPeter TürrKun oldin
  • Good title update.

    Tom OakhillTom OakhillKun oldin
  • Edit title

    the glitch finderthe glitch finderKun oldin
  • Who is came after successful mars helicopter first control flight

    ankur guptasankur guptasKun oldin
  • that i am here for the actually flight f drawn mars 2021.

    datKom.MentaryodatKom.MentaryoKun oldin
  • Here in 2021!

    Joe KendrickJoe KendrickKun oldin
  • Sneaky title change

    uncle buckuncle buckKun oldin
  • All this worry about HEAT/COLD. All you need is a Peltier or A small electric inexpensive coil heater. They have been worried about these COLD temps for 40 plus years. Stop thinking so much and get some off the shelf heating devices and tweak them. Hire 20 High School geeks and throw then $40 an hour and give big bonuses for least weeks, days etc. A LOT CHEAPER than a lot of useless $300K "scientists". Or even better is make these Rovers powered by nuclear heat. Get no more than 3-4 grams of plutonium and scale down the size and mass, SOLVED! Now rover can go faster and make them able to rove around for DECADES!!

    • Well then you'll be happy to know that the rover has 10 pounds of plutonium dioxide onboard providing heat and power.

      John JayJohn JayKun oldin
  • Garbage.

  • thank god it flew

    proage proproage proKun oldin
    • @uncle buck i agree i don't believe as well i just wanted to express that i was glad that it flew

      proage proproage proKun oldin
    • Thank the engineers, a god had no play in this.

      uncle buckuncle buckKun oldin
  • If the helicopter tips over does it have the capability to right itself back to its feet? Or is the mission over?

    Tim HTim HKun oldin
    • The rover could do it I suppose

      uncle buckuncle buckKun oldin
  • bro it already flew post-covid

    Aiden McCrillisAiden McCrillisKun oldin
  • Is this ingenuity helicopter?

    Atharva KulkarniAtharva KulkarniKun oldin
    • Yes

      Zeen DanielsZeen DanielsKun oldin
  • This is excellent , especially just after seeing it fly for the first time on Mars! Wonderful stuff!

    Rene' MeyerRene' MeyerKun oldin
  • I love how the title of this video keeps getting updated.

    Antonio FerreiraAntonio FerreiraKun oldin
  • Am I the only one here in the comments who didn't know Mars has a local time 13:29 👁👄👁

    OshOsh2 kun oldin
  • i love the title update

    tj _tj _2 kun oldin
  • And it now really flew on mars

    Amal Dev UAmal Dev U2 kun oldin
  • And yes!

    DeeshnuDeeshnu2 kun oldin
  • but you are comparing a big heli, with a small model.. you need to compare it to a toy, or a professional big drone here on earth, not big helis !

    Anton VoyAnton Voy2 kun oldin
  • 2 rotors in opposite direction don't produce opposite lift?

    Umesh Kumar LodhiUmesh Kumar Lodhi2 kun oldin
  • Incredible

    Paul CarsonPaul Carson2 kun oldin
  • Me:”keep smiling and nod..”

    NicoNico2 kun oldin
  • Well I was wondering how it flew on mars when this video was a year old but then I realized that it's just the caption that's changed

    Anuprova SaikiaAnuprova Saikia2 kun oldin
  • Aged like wine

    Quester91Quester912 kun oldin
  • Why is NASA at Devon Island?

    Just A. NameJust A. Name2 kun oldin
    • Testing the rovers under harsh conditions.

      John JayJohn JayKun oldin
  • 707.7 millibars is equivalent to 10/000 feet. that is what was told in science magazines I read from the 1960 to 1974, now they are trying to tell us different from the probes sent way before.

    Jason DoheryJason Dohery2 kun oldin
  • We all know why we are here

    Gabriel Mendoza22Gabriel Mendoza222 kun oldin
  • Yo mama just flew on Mars

    Innerspace RaceInnerspace Race2 kun oldin
  • Why the fk this one year old video got recommended right after the helicopers flight????

  • regarding 5:15 what fishing line did they end up choosing??? My dad and I made a bet...

    Cory SpringerCory Springer2 kun oldin
  • It's a historical moment. Thank you sir for giving this video.

    Arun S AArun S A2 kun oldin
  • Legend s knows he changed the title

    hisenberghisenberg2 kun oldin
    • Yeah

      Twilight reads !Twilight reads !2 kun oldin
  • Nice

    AdustoJakeAdustoJake2 kun oldin
  • April 19, 2021 - This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!

    Nobody KnowsNobody Knows2 kun oldin
  • How high and fast will it fly

    Richard DetschRichard Detsch2 kun oldin
    • It's really only a demonstrator at this stage. Sort of like a stripped down beer can as opposed to say, an Apache. It will have only a limited number of planned missions, mostly testing the autonomous navigation system. Low and slow, to answer your actual question, and not very far, either - the total flight time is 90 seconds for each hop.

      Nobody KnowsNobody Knows2 kun oldin
  • First comment of the Flight Era of this video!!!!!

    Jack LJack L2 kun oldin
  • I'm from the future, edit the title again. This Helicopter flew 10km on Mars.

    RockinRowl GamingRockinRowl Gaming2 kun oldin
  • It flew 🎉🎉🎉👏👏

    Nayeem SharifNayeem Sharif2 kun oldin
  • Graawedj !

    Ilham HIlham H2 kun oldin
  • Will they be able to use the helicopter to dust of the rover, if it ever gets to much dust on the solars?

    SmishSmishSmishSmish2 kun oldin
    • Perseverance doesn't have solar panels, it's nuclear powered.

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels2 kun oldin
  • 90s? what a joke.

    panthapantha2 kun oldin
  • Congratulations to MiMi Aung and her team at JPL: such a fantastic achievement!

    Peter AnderssonPeter Andersson2 kun oldin
  • Veritasium: I’m about to do what’s called a pro gamer move *proccedes to change title*

    Buff WeebBuff Weeb2 kun oldin
  • Great job, JPL =)

    Friday CaliforniaaFriday Californiaa2 kun oldin
  • Sneaky title vhang well done

    blazing curentblazing curent2 kun oldin
  • The title changed from now on Mars to flew on Mars

    Milan BoonsMilan Boons2 kun oldin
  • How many times is he gonna rename this video every time Ingenuity does something? lol

    brianuuuSonic RebornbrianuuuSonic Reborn2 kun oldin
    • @Srpalomo5 This Helicopter is going to Mars or something, and then This Helicopter is now on Mars, now this

      brianuuuSonic RebornbrianuuuSonic RebornKun oldin
    • How was it named before?

      Srpalomo5Srpalomo5Kun oldin
  • I’m here to see the title change again for today. 😊

    norweegnorweeg2 kun oldin
  • 40 years ago at the age of 19 ish, I was building complex radio controlled model helicopters. Many people told me to grow up ,and stop playing with toys! like a pratt I listened; What an amazing achievement in tec

    Steve LoweSteve Lowe2 kun oldin
  • Ingenuity has now successfully flown on Mars! Congrats NASA!

    Introvert AirwaysIntrovert Airways2 kun oldin
  • who is here NOW

    irateinwitirateinwit2 kun oldin
  • 90 seconds? They should get a good view of the rover. :(

    John WoodJohn Wood2 kun oldin
  • Love the name change

    LordofWolvesLordofWolves2 kun oldin
  • Title update. Mad respect

    「CELLO KID」「CELLO KID」2 kun oldin
  • I'm sitting wondering how I could watch this years ago but it only flew the other day? I feel a phase shift in my time continuum. Also, the first thing I do with my drones is crash them just to get that out of the way.

    A3Kr0nA3Kr0n2 kun oldin
  • Time to change the title... Ah beat me to it!

    Kevin LuoKevin Luo2 kun oldin
  • Just came here after ingenuity successfully took flight on Mars 🙌

    Easton JamesEaston James2 kun oldin
  • Did Derek just edited the title? Yes he did

    awpdogawpdog2 kun oldin
  • This babe flew❤️❤️

    Binaya Kumar NaikBinaya Kumar Naik2 kun oldin
  • JET PROPULSION lab built a craft that flies using lift from rotors instead of jet propulsion? FRAUDS!

    ngwoongwoo2 kun oldin
    • Since pretty much everything they do uses rockets, their name hasn't been accurate for a long time.

      John JayJohn Jay2 kun oldin
  • Thank you for spreading your love and enthusiasm for STEM!!!

    Luke KozlowskiLuke Kozlowski2 kun oldin
  • It flew!

    Saptarshi SarkarSaptarshi Sarkar2 kun oldin
  • Who’s here after Ingenuity made its first flight on Mars?

    Andrew ParkerAndrew Parker2 kun oldin
  • Finally happened

    EcpezeEcpeze2 kun oldin
  • It has been done!!!

    William JonesWilliam Jones2 kun oldin
  • Time to edit the title again

    Dr. Ashutosh MathurDr. Ashutosh Mathur2 kun oldin
    • ​@Veritasium That was quick, came here to see whether anything changed. Neat !

      TejaanshTejaansh2 kun oldin
    • @Veritasium AHAHAHAHA!!

      Andrew ParkerAndrew Parker2 kun oldin
    • Done!

      VeritasiumVeritasium2 kun oldin
  • Today it actually flew on mars. What an achievement.

    Wharf RatWharf Rat2 kun oldin
  • From this we learned, that Apu really isn't portraying Indians as a stereotype. They really do sound like that!

    Lars BirkemoseLars Birkemose3 kun oldin
  • And today is flying on Mars! CONGRATULATIONS

    Guillermo LaportaGuillermo Laporta3 kun oldin
  • NASA Lies! Dont believe them. They was never on the moon or on the mars. Do your own research.

    Unbekannt UnbekanntUnbekannt Unbekannt3 kun oldin
    • - Sock puppet account. Check - Stupid account name. Check - Repeat the same lame lines. Check Congratulations... You'll conspiracy priest will be proud. And keep punching the air... It's amusing.

      Zeen DanielsZeen Daniels2 kun oldin
    • "They was never on the moon or on the mars." From the genius who literally created an account today just to post something that stupid. Congratulations, you are the King of Fail.

      DarkLight 2.1DarkLight 2.12 kun oldin
    • Lol.

      Bong OrdanezaBong Ordaneza3 kun oldin
  • Time to edit the title again Derek! Mission was a success!

    Bong OrdanezaBong Ordaneza3 kun oldin
    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Ye

      Fried SnowFried Snow21 soat oldin
    • I don't think he should've edited it. I was confused when I saw this video because it makes it seem like this helicopter actually flew on Mars in mid-2020 when it didn't happen until early this year.

      Steve WSteve W23 soat oldin
    • Mediocr mission

      EarumamaaduEarumamaaduKun oldin
    • I've done that for you.

      marcel151marcel1512 kun oldin
  • Congrats guys! Yay!!

    Bibhas AcharyaBibhas Acharya3 kun oldin
  • Now the title would be this helicopter flew on Mars

    phantom swordphantom sword3 kun oldin
  • Who's here after successful flight of ingenuity....hoorayy

    Shreyash •Kris SIMPShreyash •Kris SIMP3 kun oldin