The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
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  1. Real Engineering

    Real Engineering2 kuukautta sitten

    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.



    Dont tell insane...its....omg

  3. Hisoka

    Hisoka15 päivää sitten

    Basically when i watch your video i've really the impression that you've participated to the test and the add of feature on the rover .😁 Otherwise with you i learn a bunch of scientific terms in english and most of to understand what some complex concepts .🙂 Additionally i'm eager to other research on Perseverance rover because it such inspirating and full of surprise 😲

  4. Tom Burns

    Tom Burns16 päivää sitten

    I try to comprehend, but it's too much at one time to understand. There's too much! I would need to learn this material in parts, but thank you. I will keep trying

  5. WideAwake

    WideAwake24 päivää sitten

    Maybe the fake rover will test positive for a new strain of the Cofraud19 virus because someone on Devon Island wasn't wearing a worthless mask or social distancing from the 📷 shop software. FakeNews19 TinyHats BigLies

  6. WideAwake

    WideAwake24 päivää sitten

    Cgi fakery Devon Island

  7. minh erd

    minh erdPäivä sitten

    12:29 æærm

  8. Hakan Karaağaç

    Hakan Karaağaç3 päivää sitten


  9. ShotsFired andMissed

    ShotsFired andMissed5 päivää sitten

    Mars:.... Perseverance: notice me senpai! Mars: 🤨

  10. seemo height mantsima

    seemo height mantsima5 päivää sitten

    After landing the rover, where did that flying mini drone that was attached to the rover go???

  11. Deepak Patel

    Deepak Patel7 päivää sitten

    NASA Team is the best 👍👍😊🙏

  12. FissaVids

    FissaVids7 päivää sitten

    actually, curiosity got a firmware update making it able to find its own path around obstacles

  13. poano chung-wah Lee

    poano chung-wah Lee7 päivää sitten

    Absolutely incredible. Truly enjoyed it. Plus perfect voice behind video.

  14. Stricker sniper

    Stricker sniper8 päivää sitten

    It a nuclear aircraft carrier

  15. kackeattacke

    kackeattacke9 päivää sitten

    Was bitte hat das Ding gekostet

  16. Deevij Rawul

    Deevij Rawul10 päivää sitten

    If you think about it , perseverance is technically a nuclear aircraft carrier

  17. TunLin myanmar KounLinmyatwadfy

    TunLin myanmar KounLinmyatwadfy11 päivää sitten


  18. Suddhojit Gon

    Suddhojit Gon11 päivää sitten

    Please make a video on Mangalyaan.




  20. Anton berkbigler

    Anton berkbigler13 päivää sitten

    All I’m worried about when it comes to oxygenating mars’s atmosphere is wether or not Mars is able to keep its atmosphere. Isn’t there a theory that mars’s weak magnetosphere allowed the solar wind to blow away the atmosphere? Of course I could be wrong and then my only worry defaults to if the gravity could allow for an atmosphere dense enough to bother oxygenating it.

  21. Иван Петров

    Иван Петров13 päivää sitten

    The planet "SIRIUS" A ",,, SIRIUS" B ", civilization disappeared due to the highest madness, a dead planet of 10,000 earth years, people were with forked tongues and long fingers, 7 people settled on the ground, flew for 7 years.The planet "VENUS" - there is life, people are 2.50 cm tall, people are white, plants are green.The tenth planet "MARS" people are green, and there are membranes on the hands between the fingers, and there are still two races with 5 fingers, and the White race. The planet "Saturn", 25 states, 14 billion population, there are no powerful flying machines, there are wars, multilingualism. The Good News planet is 72 times the size of the earth. 12 heavens make up 117 planets or one World, and so on. I just wrote what I received from grandfather who lived in the forest. The manuscripts describe the planets, who lives there, how tall and so on, I wrote only very little. 16 Worlds make up one system - one world, 12 systems make up ACRODYTON ,,,, 12 ACRODYTONS make up Infinity, there is no beginning and end.I will sell these manuscripts, they also have a cure for earthly diseases and invisible and sent diseases. Тhe planet "SELIKIR "B" - people of brown color, brown plants emitting special voices, there is no warrior, people live 2500 earth years, there are diseases and divine doctors with divine power. Etc. ...ALEKO is the ruler of the solar system, he sends ships and aircraft with people to the earth, to observe our earth, since there is disorder on the earth and there is no truth, an aircraft with 5 people will soon appear. CAPRICORN-1006 - the formation of human souls .. Planet ZIRIY is a high planet where there are no diseases, no doctors, where the immortal world of the outside world, where there is an impulse of healing healing of divine forces - spiritual, to preserve the life of an earthly person. The planet SOKON - a high mind, 200 trillion kilometers from the earth, holy heavenly forces - from there comes a healing stream. Planet Mercury - eternal flame ,,, Hell - Tartarus under the Himalayan mountains at a depth of 14 kilometers, the underworld of the earth under Mount Everest ,. Under the mountains ANTY is an underground kingdom.

  22. Ibrahim Al Maqram

    Ibrahim Al Maqram13 päivää sitten

    This will be useful for KSP

  23. Democratic Detox

    Democratic Detox13 päivää sitten

    How cool would it be if Perseverance finds an alien rover exploring mars and taking soil samples 🤣🤣

  24. Democratic Detox

    Democratic Detox13 päivää sitten

    25 years ago renner Pathfinder? I remember being a kid that summer watching the take off on TV . Amazing how far we've come!

  25. Shaked Levi

    Shaked Levi14 päivää sitten

    Everything about ‘real engendering’s video’s is beautifully made and thoroughly made and presented.a true eye and mind candy

  26. Hisoka

    Hisoka15 päivää sitten

    Basically when i watch your video i've really the impression that you've participated to the test and the add of feature on the rover .😁 Otherwise with you i learn a bunch of scientific terms in english and most of to understand what some complex concepts .🙂 Additionally i'm eager to other research on Perseverance rover because it such inspirating and full of surprise 😲 .

  27. Kurt Mueller

    Kurt Mueller18 päivää sitten

    Awesome video, thank you.

  28. ShamWerks

    ShamWerks18 päivää sitten

    9:33 "Scroll Compressor"? Nah, that's a Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf "G" compressor.

  29. Danton Wittkowski

    Danton Wittkowski18 päivää sitten

    15:15 WE included...... who is WE???!!!

  30. Jay Francis

    Jay Francis19 päivää sitten

    I love what is happening on Mars. Part of me thinks, though, before we spend all that money on a manned flight there, why don't we devote that money to terraforming the deserts on Earth lol.

  31. Narayana Mohan Gorla

    Narayana Mohan Gorla20 päivää sitten

    Interstellar with "MERS" Cooper : those aren't mountains that's hersh mershian atmosphere. Cooper : Mærf Dr Brand: rage rage against falling apart from hursh marshian atmosphere. Dr Mann: cooper I was feeling apert from hersh mershian atmosphere.

  32. steven song

    steven song20 päivää sitten

    Is real engineering the same guy as economics explained?

  33. George Jetson

    George Jetson21 päivä sitten


  34. Vivian Valdi

    Vivian Valdi21 päivä sitten

    Sorry we lost it. Some piracy activities around Mars might be. We think some locals found it more useful for their kids, instead of letting humanity dig the ground for false purposes. Folks, let's make another one and we'll find that gold, sorry that life. We'll let u pay for this again. Thank folks for ur insane engineering. U're so fascinating dudes & u're gonna help ur kids, save life & ur planet btw, thx so much.

  35. Mazheruddin Mohammed

    Mazheruddin Mohammed21 päivä sitten

    Good explanation thanks.

  36. Holy Cow

    Holy Cow21 päivä sitten

    Amazing vid!

  37. Donald Haddox

    Donald Haddox21 päivä sitten

    like a cesium atomic clock, just before the highest Q, for more stability, as tested, usno.

  38. The_NinJan

    The_NinJan21 päivä sitten

    Watching this a day after ingenuity took its first flight realising what a masterpiece of engineering this robot is.. thx for the great video deserved sub 👌

  39. Muhammad Aamir

    Muhammad Aamir21 päivä sitten

    It is not atleast insane.Just simple school chemistry i read years ago............

  40. Caffeinated Buffalo sauce

    Caffeinated Buffalo sauce21 päivä sitten


  41. Venedict Santa Maria

    Venedict Santa Maria22 päivää sitten

    Omg this video is so lit. Im making comment now for the people of mars and FItitle algorithm in the future.

  42. Dragos Turcan

    Dragos Turcan23 päivää sitten

    It's Mars not "Mers" !!!

  43. WideAwake

    WideAwake24 päivää sitten

    NASA Because filming in 🏊 pools is easier...

  44. WideAwake

    WideAwake24 päivää sitten

    Maybe the fake rover will test positive for a new strain of the Cofraud19 virus because someone on Devon Island wasn't wearing a worthless mask or social distancing from the 📷 shop software. FakeNews19 TinyHats BigLies

  45. WideAwake

    WideAwake24 päivää sitten

    "That's one small theft from man... One giant theft.. From mankind."

  46. WideAwake

    WideAwake24 päivää sitten

    Cgi fakery Devon Island

  47. Matija

    Matija24 päivää sitten

    When astronauts arrive on Mars they will take photos with rovers


    PRATEEK DEY23 päivää sitten

    Yes selfie's

  49. John Patriot

    John Patriot27 päivää sitten

    What's a "Mirs"?????

  50. Станислав Кузнецов

    Станислав Кузнецов27 päivää sitten

    Американцы молодцы все-таки

  51. Thamindu kavinda

    Thamindu kavinda28 päivää sitten

    How to collect sample from Mars surface cause it has sandstorm

  52. Fulvian Yudha Manggala

    Fulvian Yudha Manggala26 päivää sitten

    I think the sample is will have a little device that sends the sample location soo the future Rover can find it...

  53. LBK Msc

    LBK Msc28 päivää sitten

    The size of peserverance rover is quite interesting.

  54. Akshay Bhavekar

    Akshay Bhavekar29 päivää sitten

    I am very curious about Perseverance rover & Ingenuity .....❤️ From India 🇮🇳

  55. minecraft wolf Garcia

    minecraft wolf Garcia29 päivää sitten

    uh guys what happens if theres an virus in mars that means oh no AHHHHHHHHHH

  56. S L

    S LUukausi sitten

    America, you scary! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  57. aaryan chaubal

    aaryan chaubalUukausi sitten

    Please do ingenuity

  58. Mangala Telgote

    Mangala TelgoteUukausi sitten

    When will perseverance MOXIE will start working? I mean production of oxygen?

  59. Fulvian Yudha Manggala

    Fulvian Yudha Manggala26 päivää sitten

    Moxie is just a small scale device... Maybe in the future Nasa will send a bigger device to further studies...

  60. armando olmedo

    armando olmedoUukausi sitten


  61. James Hernandez

    James HernandezUukausi sitten

    perseverance rover = too much god damn math.

  62. Simrith Singh

    Simrith SinghUukausi sitten

    Mike and Eli, whomsoever you are in the best of all team. I have never seen someone highlights his team mates. ❤️ Good luck, I have seen this informative video without blinking my eyes. 👍

  63. Wil Helm

    Wil HelmUukausi sitten

    13:43 Proof of alien UFOs on Mars!!!!!!

  64. Jim Hummel

    Jim HummelUukausi sitten

    An amazing story well told. Excellent work!

  65. lulutileguy

    lulutileguyUukausi sitten

    NASA first enterprise well drilling do not laugh

  66. lulutileguy

    lulutileguyUukausi sitten

    Rough roads ought to complain only way for improvement martains make themselves scarce when roads need smoothing

  67. top of the top

    top of the topUukausi sitten

    Am I the only one who saw the alein ship in the background at 11:10

  68. Fulvian Yudha Manggala

    Fulvian Yudha Manggala26 päivää sitten

    Yeah.. it's a easteregg from the animation

  69. cwif rbm

    cwif rbmUukausi sitten

    The onerous athlete gully behave because gong cytogenetically wreck round a optimal responsibility. rebel, last wire

  70. Gulalai Ali

    Gulalai AliUukausi sitten

    Now we are aliens on Mars😂

  71. Nham Hai Chau

    Nham Hai ChauUukausi sitten

    The utter plasterboard baly jump because station gradually sip versus a fragile croissant. freezing, slimy geese

  72. maw kuri

    maw kuriUukausi sitten

    i thought you said that nitinol wheel will be used on mars rover 2020

  73. starcastle22 22 Lomitas

    starcastle22 22 LomitasUukausi sitten

    Hey NASA just sand and rocks on mars, no life what so ever. Boring and to expensive, come in AZ if you want to study sand and rocks LOL

  74. BeActive Behappy

    BeActive BehappyUukausi sitten

    Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

  75. mtb416

    mtb416Uukausi sitten

    FYI, there’s nothing impressive about punching down.

  76. Chris Thirion

    Chris ThirionUukausi sitten


  77. recon forsales

    recon forsalesUukausi sitten

    We apparently have all this complex technology to control a rover on Mars that can do all these complicated operations. And we don't have cure for coronavirus. Hmmmmm sounds dodgy to me 🤔

  78. John Hazenhousen

    John HazenhousenUukausi sitten


  79. michael balsamo

    michael balsamoUukausi sitten


  80. Cat in the box

    Cat in the boxUukausi sitten

    I love how all the technicians in the clean room are just like "Jerry, can I get a look" "Tom you're doing good"

  81. YanickCharette

    YanickCharetteUukausi sitten

    Why searching mars when we could colonised venus's atmosphere ?😅

  82. RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)

    RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)Uukausi sitten


  83. MonkeySpecs301

    MonkeySpecs301Uukausi sitten

    didn't china already bring samples back from moon with a fully autonomous process?

  84. THE 53414

    THE 53414Uukausi sitten

    How 'bout the insane engineering of the fat tanker that blocked suez canal

  85. Artaxerxes

    ArtaxerxesUukausi sitten

    Is it really that insane ? Mars rovers have been done for the past decade. Not insane imo. Something like China's new quantum computer is insane engineering, not this piece of junk that basically achieves nothing and moves slower than a snail

  86. Alasdair Easton

    Alasdair EastonUukausi sitten

    did anyone see the ufo at 11 minuets

  87. Fseirst Lrest

    Fseirst LrestUukausi sitten

    Perseverance's actual landing can be seen here:

  88. Charlie 2007

    Charlie 2007Uukausi sitten

    epic for sure!

  89. TheChico868

    TheChico868Uukausi sitten

    Holy shit balls. A ground penetrating Radar. Damn son...

  90. Dan Mon

    Dan MonUukausi sitten

    at the top left

  91. Dan Mon

    Dan MonUukausi sitten

    i see you added a baby yoda at 2:24

  92. nel son

    nel sonUukausi sitten

    sent to mers?

  93. Chris Olds

    Chris OldsUukausi sitten

    so awesome, these folks do the coolest things on Planet Earth..and Mars! Love @NASA and @JPL

  94. Jayvee Guinto

    Jayvee GuintoUukausi sitten

    The mission would be more exciting if it's a human mission but it would be sadder if something wrong happens.

  95. Barb Cole Tranquility Himalayans

    Barb Cole Tranquility HimalayansUukausi sitten

    Where did everyone go to college???? I am in awe of all of you. I just a grandma and proud of you. Hopefully some of you went to Florida State or University of Florida

  96. Gretchen Margret

    Gretchen MargretUukausi sitten

    Text Me: Eight Five Six Three Two Four Seven One Four Eight

  97. Rosel Hepp

    Rosel HeppUukausi sitten

    hoover dam and end ...........

  98. fersup2

    fersup2Uukausi sitten

    i cant even think in normal engeniering haha!

  99. Pawan Ramnarain

    Pawan RamnarainUukausi sitten


  100. En Why

    En WhyUukausi sitten

    Lol "space" people aren't even close to reality...

  101. Guest Playz Roblox

    Guest Playz RobloxUukausi sitten

    I just realized that this vid was made on the same day and mouth and year when Perseverance landed

  102. Landen Miles

    Landen MilesUukausi sitten

    Your gay if you dont like

  103. Jacob Goldberg

    Jacob GoldbergUukausi sitten

    2:40 apert on the hersh mershin surface

  104. アダンAdn

    アダンAdnUukausi sitten

    Amazing robots but, What about sending Humanoid robots? They have hands, a lot of space for batteries, and prob better IA (don't really know enough about IA, yet)

  105. Croax Eskaton

    Croax EskatonUukausi sitten

    Now this is what you call *REAL ENGINEERING*

  106. Uchiha Madara

    Uchiha MadaraUukausi sitten

    How did they make all these wow

  107. Omar Abu-Salih

    Omar Abu-SalihUukausi sitten

    The elegant cornet histochemically welcome because brand steadily inject next a handy lobster. xenophobic, annoyed helmet

  108. WeeVoice999e

    WeeVoice999eUukausi sitten

  109. Brian Redmond

    Brian RedmondUukausi sitten

    “ insane “ engineering ???. Stop using this stupid americanism . Great engineering - clever engineering - visionary engineering.................👏👏👏

  110. Mark Goddard

    Mark GoddardUukausi sitten

    I don’t think these experiments are insane. They seem very well thought out by a reasoning mind.

  111. Odie Kivarkis

    Odie KivarkisUukausi sitten

    I understand that fossils on earth survived millions of years but if there was life on mars is it possible that fossils of life could survive billions of years?

  112. panagranit pana

    panagranit panaUukausi sitten

    I just have one question about the samples that they’re going to leave on the surface out in the open and I’ve heard that there are problems with the dust on the other rovers solar panel energy collection. So how are they going to find these things if they’re buried under a lot of dust?