The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
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  1. Real Engineering

    Real Engineering12 dagen geleden

    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.

  2. Gurpreet Singh

    Gurpreet SinghDag geleden

    Amazing video, thank you so much for the hard work!

  3. Lennon Mario

    Lennon MarioDag geleden

    @Keegan Cyrus Testing it out right now. Seems promising :)

  4. Keegan Cyrus

    Keegan CyrusDag geleden

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  5. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker2 dagen geleden

    @Sweetllew I dont have a link it was in the google scroll I do believe maybe type in recent fixes to the space station. I do believe they where putting an antenna on it

  6. Sweetllew

    Sweetllew2 dagen geleden

    @Peter Parker could you give me the link? It would be great to confirm or deny said evidence.

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  8. American Nomad News

    American Nomad News2 uur geleden

    If it works is it expected it could be taken from the Rover by early colonists to supplement their needs.

  9. American Nomad News

    American Nomad News2 uur geleden

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

  10. Tiny Workshop

    Tiny Workshop3 uur geleden

    Just such a cool video to watch, thanks

  11. Dusan Milanovic

    Dusan Milanovic3 uur geleden

    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.

  12. Nixie

    Nixie3 uur geleden

    Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton

  13. Anton Boludo

    Anton Boludo5 uur geleden

    I hope that helicopter works well.

  14. Anton Boludo

    Anton Boludo5 uur geleden

    Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.

  15. Anton Boludo

    Anton Boludo5 uur geleden

    Let us hope it delivers.

  16. Chi tose

    Chi tose6 uur geleden

    My CPU fan is 2500+RPM sometimes I feel like my PC case doesn't touching the ground for a second

  17. Warning Signs

    Warning Signs6 uur geleden


  18. Dusan Milanovic

    Dusan Milanovic6 uur geleden

    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.


    ABHIJEET SINGH7 uur geleden

    Great editing and great video

  20. Cameraville

    Cameraville8 uur geleden

    11:11 Aliens

  21. Patrick Gleason

    Patrick Gleason9 uur geleden

    Excellent concise video, beautifully told.

  22. abovevolcano740

    abovevolcano74010 uur geleden

    Lol I got this for homework

  23. donutsndcoffee

    donutsndcoffee12 uur geleden

    Baby Yoda at 2:22?

  24. Ulan Omurkulov

    Ulan Omurkulov12 uur geleden

    Mers, planef, flighf, heaf.

  25. EnteFan

    EnteFan14 uur geleden

    Did you see the UFO

  26. knocknwalk

    knocknwalk14 uur geleden

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

  27. Cameraville

    Cameraville8 uur geleden

    If you go small enough everything is a wave

  28. alitlweird

    alitlweird15 uur geleden

    sounds like Perseverance has the same advanced technology as a Roomba®! 🤯🤯

  29. Cryptonian Rifle

    Cryptonian Rifle15 uur geleden

    Tatalunin parin yan ng nga Pilipino 😁💪

  30. jedbeddo1

    jedbeddo116 uur geleden

    11:09 UFO

  31. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok18 uur geleden

    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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  34. True Neese

    True Neese22 uur geleden

    Yay cartoons!

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  37. OniBojan

    OniBojan23 uur geleden

    13:45.. in the sky :)

  38. rasta man

    rasta man23 uur geleden

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


    NOTFALLEN FOIT-NOMO23 uur geleden

    People believe this bullshit? Lol

  40. Ado Lamont

    Ado LamontDag geleden

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

  41. John Hazenhousen

    John Hazenhousen20 uur geleden

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

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  44. jvilla008

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    amazing engineering

  45. Maurice Cardinal

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  46. Makplang Vem

    Makplang VemDag geleden

    This idea is dumb, ambiguous and expensive.

  47. Oluchukwu Orji

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  48. José Luis Nieto Enríquez

    José Luis Nieto EnríquezDag geleden

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  51. All-stars 40

    All-stars 40Dag geleden

    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!!

  52. Alondra Laureano

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    nikolaos stavrouDag geleden

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  56. nikolaos stavrou

    nikolaos stavrouDag geleden

    @Kris Jeffries yes i am!

  57. Kris Jeffries

    Kris JeffriesDag geleden

    Your a nerd

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  60. Ryan Angelo Dagale

    Ryan Angelo DagaleDag geleden

    MARS not MERS

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    VOLT GAMINGDag geleden

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

  63. Absurd 72

    Absurd 72Dag geleden

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

  64. Pulkit Sharma

    Pulkit SharmaDag geleden

    Wow you explained simply .

  65. tejashree kasekar

    tejashree kasekarDag geleden

    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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  67. Roger Stephen Roth

    Roger Stephen RothDag geleden

    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.

  68. Omar Bejarano Gonzalez

    Omar Bejarano GonzalezDag geleden

    So now you share your knowlage from your outer space investigation, hehe Nice! Thanks hey do you guys know Raymix?

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  70. niduoe stre

    niduoe streDag geleden

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

  71. Gemaniacal

    GemaniacalDag geleden

    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?

  72. niduoe stre

    niduoe streDag geleden

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

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  75. Sam Aulicino

    Sam AulicinoDag geleden

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

  76. John Hazenhousen

    John HazenhousenDag geleden


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    sixthday creation2 dagen geleden

    but "do not shavr your junk"

  78. Arsomoru Maitoyame

    Arsomoru Maitoyame2 dagen geleden

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

  79. Leviathan88

    Leviathan882 dagen geleden

    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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  84. Kyle Patmore

    Kyle Patmore2 dagen geleden

    8:03 Mark Rober?

  85. Kris Rawk

    Kris Rawk2 dagen geleden

    How long did it take to get Perseverance rover from earth to mars?

  86. Nancy Heskin

    Nancy Heskin2 dagen geleden

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

  87. Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19

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

  88. sachinsurya007

    sachinsurya0072 dagen geleden

    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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  90. KickStart Vik

    KickStart Vik2 dagen geleden

    Is that David Coulthard doing the narration?

  91. Your Typical Cinematographer

    Your Typical Cinematographer2 dagen geleden

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

  92. Harry Reagan

    Harry Reagan2 dagen geleden

    Nobody can steal that rover🤣🤣🤣

  93. Kareem Salessi

    Kareem Salessi2 dagen geleden

    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")

  94. The Carpenter

    The Carpenter2 dagen geleden

    I wonder if it was lakes of Liquid Methane

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  100. subliminalvibes

    subliminalvibes2 dagen geleden

    I wonder how they're going to dispose of all the waste carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the oxygen generator.

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    Spiros Diochnos2 dagen geleden

    Typo at 10:21

  105. Sloth Designs

    Sloth Designs2 dagen geleden

    The pinnacle of human technology! I am out of words after watching this! Thank you very much!!

  106. assassinate241

    assassinate2412 dagen geleden

    Humans are so brilliant. Why are we also so terrible.

  107. Matthew Mates

    Matthew Mates2 dagen geleden

    Great job. Explained things so even I can undestand them!

  108. Rad!.

    Rad!.2 dagen geleden

    Arduino kit, A trip to Greenland, A green screen and a whole bunch of Propaganda....NASA..

  109. A Dillpickle

    A Dillpickle3 dagen geleden

    Crazy waste of tax dollars. We will never live on Mars, nobody cares if there was ever life on mars. We can't mine mars. In other words Mars serves no purpose other than to waste money. The amount of money spent on this project could have improved life here on Earth. Way to go NASA, please continue to waste our money, we love it when you do that with no possible return.

  110. John Hazenhousen

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  112. Brandon

    Brandon3 dagen geleden

    So inspiring! You love to see it! Great video!

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  114. Xeno Morph

    Xeno Morph3 dagen geleden

    I sure hope that it takes a 4k pic of Earth 🙏🏻

  115. Chaous Spiral

    Chaous Spiral3 dagen geleden

    NASA Space X you guys are shit polluting the planet and wasting fossil fuels to put a small toy car named rover on to a planet that's inhabitable and wasting money and resources where they can be spent on building better infrastructure and contribute to the problems of Earth rather than not off Earth where we can never live.

  116. Viktor Favoreto

    Viktor Favoreto3 dagen geleden

    So nuclear energy hmm, wouldn't getting close to the rover kill any potential life from radiation exposure?

  117. Slithermotion

    Slithermotion3 dagen geleden

    9:55 this was once a compressor/turbocharger from vw...I've heard some machanics still have nightmare about this thing..