The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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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 forgottentowel


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  1. Real Engineering
    Real Engineering
    Pred 2 mesiacmi

    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.

    1. WideAwake
      Pred 4 dňami

      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

    2. WideAwake
      Pred 4 dňami

      Cgi fakery Devon Island

    3. The Hidden Ninja
      The Hidden Ninja
      Pred 17 dňami

      Turns out there was, in fact, a photo of a rainbow on Mars, created yesterday. And do you know why I believe it? *because we have an actual photograph*. Let me ask you this: Why would NASA photo-shop in a rainbow into their photo? When science's tertiary goal is to have as many people believe in it as possible

    4. The Hidden Ninja
      The Hidden Ninja
      Pred 17 dňami

      @audio guru Let me ask you this: What do you believe happens when we see live video of a rocket launching into space?

    5. The Hidden Ninja
      The Hidden Ninja
      Pred 17 dňami

      @audio guru Please, show me where you saw the rainbow. In this video? This video is CGI. It was created before the mars landing even happened. Show me where you saw an actual image of a rainbow on mars, created by sunlight passing through rain, and not just created via refraction on the camera itself. It's the difference between a semi-circle of a rainbow (seen from ground level), or a full circle

  2. Narayana Mohan Gorla
    Narayana Mohan Gorla
    Pred 22 hodinami

    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.

  3. steven song
    steven song
    Pred dňom

    Is real engineering the same guy as economics explained?

  4. George Jetson
    George Jetson
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  5. Vivian Valdi
    Vivian Valdi
    Pred dňom

    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.

  6. Mazheruddin Mohammed
    Mazheruddin Mohammed
    Pred 2 dňami

    Good explanation thanks.

  7. Holy Cow
    Holy Cow
    Pred 2 dňami

    Amazing vid!

  8. Donald Haddox
    Donald Haddox
    Pred 2 dňami

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

  9. The_NinJan
    Pred 2 dňami

    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 👌

  10. Muhammad Aamir
    Muhammad Aamir
    Pred 2 dňami

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

  11. Jim joe Kelly
    Jim joe Kelly
    Pred 2 dňami


  12. Venedict Santa Maria
    Venedict Santa Maria
    Pred 2 dňami

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

  13. Dragos Turcan
    Dragos Turcan
    Pred 4 dňami

    It's Mars not "Mers" !!!

  14. WideAwake
    Pred 4 dňami

    NASA Because filming in 🏊 pools is easier...

  15. WideAwake
    Pred 4 dňami

    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

  16. WideAwake
    Pred 4 dňami

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

  17. WideAwake
    Pred 4 dňami

    Cgi fakery Devon Island

  18. Matija
    Pred 5 dňami

    When astronauts arrive on Mars they will take photos with rovers

      Pred 4 dňami

      Yes selfie's

  19. John Patriot
    John Patriot
    Pred 8 dňami

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

  20. Станислав Кузнецов
    Станислав Кузнецов
    Pred 8 dňami

    Американцы молодцы все-таки

  21. Thamindu kavinda
    Thamindu kavinda
    Pred 8 dňami

    How to collect sample from Mars surface cause it has sandstorm

    1. Fulvian Yudha Manggala
      Fulvian Yudha Manggala
      Pred 7 dňami

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

  22. LBK Msc
    LBK Msc
    Pred 9 dňami

    The size of peserverance rover is quite interesting.

  23. Akshay Bhavekar
    Akshay Bhavekar
    Pred 9 dňami

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

  24. minecraft wolf Garcia
    minecraft wolf Garcia
    Pred 10 dňami

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

  25. S L
    S L
    Pred 11 dňami

    America, you scary! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  26. aaryan chaubal
    aaryan chaubal
    Pred 11 dňami

    Please do ingenuity

  27. Mangala Telgote
    Mangala Telgote
    Pred 11 dňami

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

    1. Fulvian Yudha Manggala
      Fulvian Yudha Manggala
      Pred 7 dňami

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

  28. armando olmedo
    armando olmedo
    Pred 12 dňami


  29. James Hernandez
    James Hernandez
    Pred 12 dňami

    perseverance rover = too much god damn math.

  30. MGTOW Gamer
    MGTOW Gamer
    Pred 12 dňami

    NASA...what are you waiting for? Start selling these sheeples Real Estates from Mars. That’s only the beginning of a new and very lucrative’re welcome.

  31. Simrith Singh
    Simrith Singh
    Pred 12 dňami

    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. 👍

  32. Wil Helm
    Wil Helm
    Pred 13 dňami

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

  33. Jim Hummel
    Jim Hummel
    Pred 14 dňami

    An amazing story well told. Excellent work!

  34. lulutileguy
    Pred 14 dňami

    NASA first enterprise well drilling do not laugh

  35. lulutileguy
    Pred 14 dňami

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

  36. top of the top
    top of the top
    Pred 14 dňami

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

    1. Fulvian Yudha Manggala
      Fulvian Yudha Manggala
      Pred 7 dňami

      Yeah.. it's a easteregg from the animation

  37. cwif rbm
    cwif rbm
    Pred 14 dňami

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

  38. Gulalai Ali
    Gulalai Ali
    Pred 15 dňami

    Now we are aliens on Mars😂

  39. Nham Hai Chau
    Nham Hai Chau
    Pred 16 dňami

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

  40. maw kuri
    maw kuri
    Pred 16 dňami

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

  41. starcastle22 22 Lomitas
    starcastle22 22 Lomitas
    Pred 16 dňami

    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

  42. BeActive Behappy
    BeActive Behappy
    Pred 17 dňami

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

    1. mtb416
      Pred 15 dňami

      FYI, there’s nothing impressive about punching down.

    2. Chris Thirion
      Chris Thirion
      Pred 15 dňami


  43. recon forsales
    recon forsales
    Pred 18 dňami

    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 🤔

    1. John Hazenhousen
      John Hazenhousen
      Pred 17 dňami


  44. michael balsamo
    michael balsamo
    Pred 19 dňami


  45. Cat in the box
    Cat in the box
    Pred 20 dňami

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

  46. YanickCharette
    Pred 21 dňom

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

  47. RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)
    RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)
    Pred 21 dňom


  48. MonkeySpecs301
    Pred 21 dňom

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

  49. THE 53414
    THE 53414
    Pred 21 dňom

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

  50. Artaxerxes
    Pred 22 dňami

    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

  51. Alasdair Easton
    Alasdair Easton
    Pred 22 dňami

    did anyone see the ufo at 11 minuets

  52. Fseirst Lrest
    Fseirst Lrest
    Pred 22 dňami

    Perseverance's actual landing can be seen here:

  53. Charlie 2007
    Charlie 2007
    Pred 23 dňami

    epic for sure!

  54. TheChico868
    Pred 23 dňami

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

  55. Dan Mon
    Dan Mon
    Pred 24 dňami

    at the top left

  56. Dan Mon
    Dan Mon
    Pred 24 dňami

    i see you added a baby yoda at 2:24

  57. nel son
    nel son
    Pred 25 dňami

    sent to mers?

  58. Chris Olds
    Chris Olds
    Pred 25 dňami

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

  59. Jayvee Guinto
    Jayvee Guinto
    Pred 25 dňami

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

  60. Barb Cole Tranquility Himalayans
    Barb Cole Tranquility Himalayans
    Pred 26 dňami

    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

  61. Gretchen Margret
    Gretchen Margret
    Pred 26 dňami

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

  62. Rosel Hepp
    Rosel Hepp
    Pred 26 dňami

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

  63. fersup2
    Pred 27 dňami

    i cant even think in normal engeniering haha!

  64. Pawan Ramnarain
    Pawan Ramnarain
    Pred 28 dňami


  65. En Why
    En Why
    Pred 29 dňami

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

  66. Guest Playz Roblox
    Guest Playz Roblox
    Pred 29 dňami

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

  67. Landen Miles
    Landen Miles
    Pred 29 dňami

    Your gay if you dont like

  68. Jacob Goldberg
    Jacob Goldberg
    Pred 29 dňami

    2:40 apert on the hersh mershin surface

  69. アダンMimiko_Suki
    Pred 29 dňami

    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)

  70. Croax Eskaton
    Croax Eskaton
    Pred 29 dňami

    Now this is what you call *REAL ENGINEERING*

  71. Uchiha Madara
    Uchiha Madara
    Pred 29 dňami

    How did they make all these wow

  72. Omar Abu-Salih
    Omar Abu-Salih
    Pred mesiacom

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

  73. Dark Sans
    Dark Sans
    Pred mesiacom

  74. Brian Redmond
    Brian Redmond
    Pred mesiacom

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

  75. pida siouy
    pida siouy
    Pred mesiacom

    There's been much in the last few years that made me lose faith in humanity. This on the other hand really gave me hope :) ! Thx for this amazing video

    1. Kuro Htaryo
      Kuro Htaryo
      Pred 21 dňom

      i feel you, sometimes we don´t have real empathy for each other, but still... we are growing. science and arts make us a little better. (not politics, religion, merchandise or whatsoever). somedays it´s hard to feel inspired.

  76. Mark Goddard
    Mark Goddard
    Pred mesiacom

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

    1. pida siouy
      pida siouy
      Pred mesiacom

      The earsplitting europe essentially mate because shorts microscopically curl toward a overjoyed trombone. thirsty, dramatic pancreas

  77. Odie Kivarkis
    Odie Kivarkis
    Pred mesiacom

    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?

  78. panagranit pana
    panagranit pana
    Pred mesiacom

    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?

  79. Prem Kolkar
    Prem Kolkar
    Pred mesiacom

    Well done💯👍👏 sir. I appreciate😊❤ efforts.

  80. signsofevil
    Pred mesiacom

    I just had the wildest idea: perhaps the wind from the helicopter blades could be used to clean the dust on the solar panels and in this manner bring back the opportunity rover?

  81. Nils Eriksen
    Nils Eriksen
    Pred mesiacom

    Anyone else notice how much the capsule looks like ‘The Jupiter 2’ from ‘Lost in Space’.

  82. gioyu comi
    gioyu comi
    Pred mesiacom

    That’s the smoothest ad transition I have ever experienced 😂

  83. jason harmon
    jason harmon
    Pred mesiacom

    The abounding marble intrestingly tickle because worm anatomically alert pro a vivacious philippines. breakable, cooperative perch

    1. gioyu comi
      gioyu comi
      Pred mesiacom


  84. seeni gzty
    seeni gzty
    Pred mesiacom

    future of Humanity ❤

  85. Екатери́на Stalin’s mum
    Екатери́на Stalin’s mum
    Pred mesiacom

    Wait it is called Jezero crater, like serbian word jerezo - lake

    1. seeni gzty
      seeni gzty
      Pred mesiacom

      oof the dublin accent :( " carrying de nexsht genarashan"

  86. EasyToKnow
    Pred mesiacom

    If there is life in any form on Mars, WE are the aliens und the Rover is the manless UFO.

    1. EasyToKnow
      Pred mesiacom

      Sry for bad English im german

  87. ManMadeDesaster
    Pred mesiacom

    11:09 UFO

  88. ZaimGamePlay
    Pred mesiacom

    Preseverance is "Spirit" and "curiosity" big brother :D

    1. bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui
      Pred mesiacom

      what happens if the rover falls upside down or simply overturns since the surface isnt flat ?

  89. oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu
    Pred mesiacom

    Why don't they take a picture of the night sky above the rover, something would probably be seen (stars, etc.) Some of the many cameras could try it

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
      Pred mesiacom

      what happens if the rover falls upside down or simply overturns since the surface isnt flat ?

  90. karttik 17
    karttik 17
    Pred mesiacom


    1. karttik 17
      karttik 17
      Pred mesiacom

      @oiuet souiu huh? what's that?

    2. oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu
      Pred mesiacom

      The finicky disease cytologically depend because celery strikingly chew aside a important stick. hysterical, shivering fireman

  91. Nicholas Mine
    Nicholas Mine
    Pred mesiacom

    The earsplitting europe essentially mate because shorts microscopically curl toward a overjoyed trombone. thirsty, dramatic pancreas

    1. bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui
      Pred mesiacom

      Where is your accent from? e.g Mers instead of Mars.

  92. Media SL - Second Life
    Media SL - Second Life
    Pred mesiacom

    fabulous 😜

  93. jordan rader
    jordan rader
    Pred mesiacom

    got an engineering question what about underground nuclear test facility for multiple tests not just a one off what would it take to build something like that

  94. Joe Vignolo
    Joe Vignolo
    Pred mesiacom

    Its interesting how much old Apollo technology is involved during entry, descent and landing the rover. The entry vehicle carries mass balances to shift its center of gravity away from its center of lift, which allows it to develop sideways lift perpendicular to its direction of travel. Then by continuously rolling the vehicle as necessary to redirect the lift the rover can be steered towards a precise landing area. The Apollo command module did the same thing during reentry. Also, the rover's terrain relative navigation system looks down and analyzes the terrain below, which allows it to avoid ground hazards and land in a safe spot. The Apollo lunar module's guidance system also brought the spacecraft down to a low altitude but then a human astronaut had to look down and analyze the terrain below and find a nice safe spot to touch down at. I guess whatever works is something you stay with.

  95. FrEaKo
    Pred mesiacom

    Is that oirsh oi her

  96. Lem Mel
    Lem Mel
    Pred mesiacom

    Why don't they take a picture of the night sky above the rover, something would probably be seen (stars, etc.) Some of the many cameras could try it

  97. beau sky
    beau sky
    Pred mesiacom

    engineering at its best, congratulations for a job well done. tell me if its time for us to inhabit Mars if the pandemic worsens in 10 years

  98. Kelvin Pack
    Kelvin Pack
    Pred mesiacom

    The ablaze address observationally touch because oatmeal ethnically sip besides a clean metal. brawny, untidy january

  99. Art Porebski
    Art Porebski
    Pred mesiacom

    Great engineering - except for the cameras. Perseverance has not produced any great hi-rez images from the planet from it's "technologically advanced" cameras. Either the cameras are crap or NASA is degrading the images on purpose. Is there any reason why NASA needs to hide what is present on Mars??? As taxpayers we are being shot-changed.

  100. irishmakbeth
    Pred mesiacom

    oof the dublin accent :( " carrying de nexsht genarashan"