The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

2021-ж., 18-фев.
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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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  • 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.

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  • the air is less dense, but also is the drone lighter compared to earth (around 37 %), so you are wrong

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  • They could send a body

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  • Sooo when are we going to build our first Casino on Mars?

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  • Thank you for making this video that iclouded so much detail. Unfortunately I am from "Iran" ( Nationality of boback ferdowsian) and I can't support you with paying money. This video is awsem

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  • So what exactly is it that turns the wheels on this piece of shit? The force?.that pile of parts would get stuck within 5 minutes

    Brian RowleyBrian RowleyСаат мурун
  • It's MARS. Not "merrzs". Pronounce it like every other word you can pronounce properly, please.

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  • 🤯

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  • Mers

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  • The ending was so heart-warming! 🥺 I am so happy for you, Brian.

    Misha UlitskiyMisha Ulitskiy3 саат мурун
  • as always hats off to the cameraman for capturing all angles and being the first person to land sucessfully on Mars.

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  • I really feel good that i have a subcriber of your channel. Thank you, Man, you put a lot of effort in order to make a true contents. keep Going!

    Rahul PatelRahul Patel3 саат мурун
  • Aliens was like...What the hell, this strange thing can do everything by itself !?

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  • awesome

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  • What’s “Meirs”?

    Boris PoffBoris Poff4 саат мурун
  • How long would it take for dust to cover that camera lense

    john rjohn r5 саат мурун
  • Lies and more lies

    Christine HornimanChristine Horniman5 саат мурун
  • The film Mars on Greenland all lies and bullshit

    Christine HornimanChristine Horniman5 саат мурун
  • Alpha ....... *WAVES⁹ ? Makes me imagine what its like being a NASA proof-reader with no science literacy... ...something *like* the inverse of: ... ...... ..... ..... .......... ... ..-...... wave-particle duality

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  • Murs*

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  • what is that in center screen [behind] at 13'44''?ufo?

    Chuphuc MinhanChuphuc Minhan5 саат мурун
  • Come on man you are one of favorite researchers and I have learned a lot from you over the years. Please though you know we have had the anti gravity tech since 1951. You know this is all a lie, I know you make a living on this but it is now time to put the PTB on their butts. They are back peddling now. Brian you know the landing of the rover was not correct. It verred left and then back right once jets turned on and kept the parachute with jets. Secondly the elevations and announced rate of descent just did not match up. The rover landed at a higher elevation than NASTA anticipated. Look at it and join me on my mission for full disclosure now. Eisenhower scored the tech. and we never told the masses. Join me Brian I need your help.

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  • Murs? Mers? Hey Mertian, pronounce the planet’s name correctly for god’s sake. I am pretty sure it’s Mars

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    • maerks 🤣

    • Yes, I was unable to watch such an interesting content as I was getting distracted by Muirs references. Pitty

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  • ...i call bullshit can do anything you need with a drone ...they aint looking for water ..and they aint looking for life ......its the wild west rob ...and we aint sitting at the card table !!

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  • its MArs, not MErs

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  • Mers

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  • And yet, I’m sure a lot of people think these rovers just drive around and take pictures...

    Eric LangloisEric Langlois10 саат мурун
  • We can probably do a one way trip to mars today. I'm not saying that they will live but they will certainly live their rest of their life on mars

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  • It’s Mars not Mayrs

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  • In the UK this will be known as insane Science since everybody thinks Engineers fix your car or home radiator.

    Tom KillwhangTom Killwhang12 саат мурун
  • What's " insane" were those SAIs all the way UP there! Lol

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  • "Mears"

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  • 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.

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  • Hats off. Insane engineering. Does anyone know how much it cost to produce Perseverance?? How how much its worth??

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  • 30 yrs from now, conspiracy theory will claim it was shot on the studio.

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  • SpaceX will come soon.

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  • Wasted money of nothing

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  • Did anyone see something bird/ufo like flying in the mars sky at around 11:06 ??

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  • Narrator: *explains how the ISS generates oxygen @ **8:22* Me not understanding any of it: "I like your funny words science man"

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  • Excellent video. They're amazing! So grateful to have lived to witness NASA absolutely nail it and begin a new era. 🙏🗽🇺🇸

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  • mars rover operates at 110w power for a whole rover and all the instrument... here earth people using 110 in a single bulb.. 😐😐😐

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  • there is a small mistake at 10:33 2CO^2 + 4e- = 2CO + 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O^2 not 2 O^2

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  • Great video and great quality. Thanks, watching it with my 3 year old son.

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  • science is just awesome.....dude this is what the future is

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  • This is bs why the fuck can’t we go back to the moon

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  • 6:03 Iron is what? Poor electric and heat conductor? Compared to what? Copper, Silver, Gold? Or Carbon, glass, ceramics? Please don't spill such rubbish without reference.

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  • Mind Engineering you liars. You've never left the Earths Atmosphere, boastful, prideful, lovers of your own lives, haters of God and his elect. The Son of Man is coming to set this straight.

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  • MERS xD

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    • I don't get why NASA isn't already prepping a return rocket and pickup rover now as it could be creating the fuel while waiting for the pickup rover return.

      Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hide19 саат мурун
  • Why do so many poster haves to use ridiculous hyperbole? Its not insane, its rather quite the opposite. Sane and intelligent. Unlike the title.

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  • Great video

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  • Why are engineers wearing suit during development?

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  • Aaah Great to see the Men at the NASA control room. I bet that's one of the few places left where actual talents matter and diversity, inclusion and tokenized piece of craps doesn't.

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  • If only you would speak with a normal flow and not make a pause after every 4-5 words.. it hurts my brain.

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  • Outstanding video

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  • *M E R S*

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  • Superbe CGIs! Thanks for sharing. I will send you the video of my cat’s landing on Pluto. He encountered a few turbulences - but everything went well. He made a lot of mice friends and he does not want to come back.

    John DoeJohn Doe21 саат мурун
  • a joke...!!!

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  • On to the mrssss, using the robot amrrrr

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  • I love your videos, but I still can't handle how you pronounce "Maers". 😂

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  • 11:11 UFO spotted

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  • The insane gullibles believing this crap

    john johnjohn john22 саат мурун
  • When advanced human engineering is described as that from mental instability. Are we children? Can we just use grown up terms, like, "Brilliant", "Genius", or, if you must satisfy the child adults of 2021, "Awesome"? But, Insane, really? Why not just go with, "The Nut Job Engineering of...", or does Nut Job not work for ya? How about, "The Deranged Engineering...", still no? "Crack Pot Engineering"? "Wing Nut Engineering"? "Certifiable Engineering?" Hey, that's pretty good right there! lol

  • Ironically, NASA will not send an "unsterilized" rover to the areas on Mars where we think there may be life, for risk of contamination. These rovers are searching for signs of the conditions needed for life: running water on the surface.

    Travis KeenaTravis Keena22 саат мурун
  • I don't get why NASA isn't already prepping a return rocket and pickup rover now as it could be creating the fuel while waiting for the pickup rover return.

    Eric Blenner-HassettEric Blenner-Hassett22 саат мурун

    Donald HumpDonald Hump22 саат мурун
    • @Tim None

      Donald HumpDonald Hump14 саат мурун
    • @Donald Hump yeah, he was talking about the source code for the original landings. And if that video didnt cut him off to cherry pick statements, he would go on to say that it would be difficult but possible to re-code to go back to the moon. But realistically there isnt much reason at this time to do so

      Tim NoneTim None17 саат мурун
    • What?

      Tim NoneTim None21 саат мурун
  • 11:09 who else saw the alien space craft to the upper right show up the leave..... great addition 😄

    Liam SmithLiam Smith23 саат мурун
  • Wait. The whole rover run with only 110 w of power ,

    aurelien clairaurelien clair23 саат мурун
  • Fake News ? I hate to say it ... I hope Im wrong for sure ... How come the most expensive space stuff has the shittest cameras ? My old cell phone gives you better, more clear picture ... please anyone tell me why the radios and cameras are just utter crap.

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  • I feel like nasa is just wasting money spending to build these rockets and machines just to send to a planet where anyone expectd there is no life form! I they only all read the bible they will know that other than earth there are no other inhabit planet out there. they could have spent billions of money on something that are more useful to the life on earth!

    Dennis Ramos KhanDennis Ramos Khan23 саат мурун
  • So a scroll compressor is the cycloidal gear of compressors?

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  • This is Mars or meeaars? 😂👍🏻

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  • Perseverance this is a record.

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  • that flying drone won't last in the winds

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  • Early Cuyler: "What did I teach you about perseverance young man?" Rusty Cuyler: "That if at first you don't succeed, it wasn't meant to be. It's just a waste of time 'cause the unions just gonna take your money anyway, 'cause they jealous that we got an extra bone in our body that makes us smarter, but don't nobody in science care to acknowledge that, and you were an unwanted pregnancy, and you ruined my dirtbikin career, and get outta my sight you disgust me. You talking bout that one daddy?" Earlie Cuyler: "And a son has done been imparted with the knowledge of the father."

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