The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
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  1. Real Engineering

    Real Engineering12 kun oldin

    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 SinghKun oldin

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

  3. Lennon Mario

    Lennon Mario2 kun oldin

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

  4. Keegan Cyrus

    Keegan Cyrus2 kun oldin

    dunno if anyone cares at all but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my girlfriends Instagram password using InstaPortal. Cant link here so search for it on google if you care

  5. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker3 kun oldin

    @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

    Sweetllew3 kun oldin

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

  7. Addy Sidhu

    Addy Sidhu32 daqiqa oldin

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

  8. 2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_mod

    2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_mod32 daqiqa oldin

    Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky

  9. alimar marsar

    alimar marsarSoat oldin

    Goodluck for the next mission in mers

  10. RS Pb

    RS Pb4 soat oldin

    Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.

  11. Commander [REDACTED]

    Commander [REDACTED]6 soat oldin

    I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.

  12. Candeias C

    Candeias C6 soat oldin

    Now...find curiosity

  13. Candeias C

    Candeias C6 soat oldin

    Now.....find curiosity

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  15. Marko B

    Marko B6 soat oldin

    Lmao you idiots really believe this fantasy religion?

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  17. BananaDeVagina

    BananaDeVagina8 soat oldin

    Indonesian Subs please.....

  18. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi9 soat 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.

  19. Duran

    Duran11 soat oldin

    90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁

  20. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi9 soat oldin

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

  21. Duran

    Duran11 soat 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 ☄️

  22. Duran

    Duran11 soat 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 🤪🤪

  23. Jalal mjr

    Jalal mjr11 soat oldin


  24. Shop-made

    Shop-made12 soat oldin

    Knowing that the rover successfully lands is great! No more suspense.

  25. Chip Simkulet

    Chip Simkulet13 soat oldin

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  26. Senthil Kumar

    Senthil Kumar13 soat 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 👍🏼

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  30. Civil Engineering Practice

    Civil Engineering Practice16 soat oldin

    Thank you, can i translate your video to Vietnamese.

  31. adv20

    adv2017 soat oldin

    I had no idea there was a planet called Mers

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  33. Insane Facts

    Insane Facts18 soat oldin

    wow... the real insane engeneering

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  35. American Nomad News

    American Nomad News21 soat oldin

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

  36. American Nomad News

    American Nomad News21 soat oldin

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

  37. Tiny Workshop

    Tiny Workshop22 soat oldin

    Just such a cool video to watch, thanks

  38. Dusan Milanovic

    Dusan Milanovic22 soat 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.

  39. Nixie

    Nixie23 soat oldin

    Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton

  40. Anton Boludo

    Anton BoludoKun oldin

    I hope that helicopter works well.

  41. Anton Boludo

    Anton BoludoKun oldin

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

  42. Anton Boludo

    Anton BoludoKun oldin

    Let us hope it delivers.

  43. Chi tose

    Chi toseKun oldin

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

  44. Warning Signs

    Warning SignsKun oldin


  45. Dusan Milanovic

    Dusan MilanovicKun 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.



    Great editing and great video

  47. Cameraville

    CameravilleKun oldin

    11:11 Aliens

  48. Patrick Gleason

    Patrick GleasonKun oldin

    Excellent concise video, beautifully told.

  49. abovevolcano740

    abovevolcano740Kun oldin

    Lol I got this for homework

  50. donutsndcoffee

    donutsndcoffeeKun oldin

    Baby Yoda at 2:22?

  51. Ulan Omurkulov

    Ulan OmurkulovKun oldin

    Mers, planef, flighf, heaf.

  52. EnteFan

    EnteFanKun oldin

    Did you see the UFO

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    knocknwalkKun oldin

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  54. Cameraville

    CameravilleKun oldin

    If you go small enough everything is a wave

  55. alitlweird

    alitlweirdKun oldin

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

  56. Cryptonian Rifle

    Cryptonian RifleKun oldin

    Tatalunin parin yan ng nga Pilipino 😁💪

  57. jedbeddo1

    jedbeddo1Kun oldin

    11:09 UFO

  58. Ragnarok

    RagnarokKun 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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  61. True Neese

    True NeeseKun oldin

    Yay cartoons!

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    True NeeseKun oldin


  64. OniBojan

    OniBojanKun oldin

    13:45.. in the sky :)

  65. rasta man

    rasta manKun 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

  66. rasta man

    rasta man4 soat oldin

    @Michael Conroy that’s what they have you believe

  67. Michael Conroy

    Michael Conroy16 soat oldin

    There is no such thing as renewable energy lol



    People believe this bullshit? Lol

  69. Ado Lamont

    Ado LamontKun oldin

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

  70. John Hazenhousen

    John HazenhousenKun oldin

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

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  73. jvilla008

    jvilla008Kun oldin

    amazing engineering

  74. Maurice Cardinal

    Maurice CardinalKun oldin

  75. Makplang Vem

    Makplang VemKun oldin

    This idea is dumb, ambiguous and expensive.

  76. Oluchukwu Orji

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  77. José Luis Nieto Enríquez

    José Luis Nieto EnríquezKun oldin

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  80. All-stars 40

    All-stars 402 kun oldin

    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!!

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    Alondra Laureano2 kun oldin


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    nikolaos stavrou2 kun oldin

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  85. nikolaos stavrou

    nikolaos stavrouKun oldin

    @Kris Jeffries yes i am!

  86. Kris Jeffries

    Kris JeffriesKun oldin

    Your a nerd

  87. Raeez Njr

    Raeez Njr2 kun oldin

    No one: This dude: "Myers"

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  89. Ryan Angelo Dagale

    Ryan Angelo Dagale2 kun oldin

    MARS not MERS

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    VOLT GAMING2 kun oldin

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

  92. Absurd 72

    Absurd 722 kun oldin

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

  93. Pulkit Sharma

    Pulkit Sharma2 kun oldin

    Wow you explained simply .

  94. tejashree kasekar

    tejashree kasekar2 kun oldin

    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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  96. Roger Stephen Roth

    Roger Stephen Roth2 kun oldin

    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.

  97. Omar Bejarano Gonzalez

    Omar Bejarano Gonzalez2 kun oldin

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

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  99. niduoe stre

    niduoe stre2 kun oldin

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

  100. Gemaniacal

    Gemaniacal2 kun oldin

    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?

  101. niduoe stre

    niduoe stre2 kun oldin

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

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  104. Sam Aulicino

    Sam Aulicino2 kun oldin

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

  105. John Hazenhousen

    John Hazenhousen2 kun oldin


  106. sixthday creation

    sixthday creation2 kun oldin

    but "do not shavr your junk"

  107. Arsomoru Maitoyame

    Arsomoru Maitoyame2 kun oldin

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

  108. Leviathan88

    Leviathan882 kun oldin

    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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  113. Kyle Patmore

    Kyle Patmore2 kun oldin

    8:03 Mark Rober?

  114. Kris Rawk

    Kris Rawk3 kun oldin

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

  115. Nancy Heskin

    Nancy Heskin3 kun oldin

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

  116. Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19

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  117. sachinsurya007

    sachinsurya0073 kun oldin

    100 years from now people will be watching this video to learn history of space travel!!! What a time to be alive