The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

18 feb. 2021
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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


Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage.

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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.

    Real EngineeringReal Engineering2 maanden geleden
    • Dont tell insane...its....omg

    • 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 😲

      HisokaHisoka12 dagen geleden
    • 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

      Tom BurnsTom Burns14 dagen geleden
    • 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

      WideAwakeWideAwake21 dag geleden
    • Cgi fakery Devon Island

      WideAwakeWideAwake21 dag geleden
  • MERS

    Hakan KaraağaçHakan Karaağaç14 uur geleden
  • Mars:.... Perseverance: notice me senpai! Mars: 🤨

    ShotsFired andMissedShotsFired andMissed2 dagen geleden
  • After landing the rover, where did that flying mini drone that was attached to the rover go???

    seemo height mantsimaseemo height mantsima3 dagen geleden
  • NASA Team is the best 👍👍😊🙏

    Deepak PatelDeepak Patel4 dagen geleden
  • actually, curiosity got a firmware update making it able to find its own path around obstacles

    FissaVidsFissaVids5 dagen geleden
  • Absolutely incredible. Truly enjoyed it. Plus perfect voice behind video.

    poano chung-wah Leepoano chung-wah Lee5 dagen geleden
  • It a nuclear aircraft carrier

    Stricker sniperStricker sniper6 dagen geleden
  • Was bitte hat das Ding gekostet

    kackeattackekackeattacke7 dagen geleden
  • If you think about it , perseverance is technically a nuclear aircraft carrier

    Deevij RawulDeevij Rawul7 dagen geleden
  • HeHeHe

    TunLin myanmar KoTunLinmyatwadfyTunLin myanmar KoTunLinmyatwadfy8 dagen geleden
  • Please make a video on Mangalyaan.

    Suddhojit GonSuddhojit Gon9 dagen geleden
  • Waw

  • 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.

    Anton berkbiglerAnton berkbigler10 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Иван ПетровИван Петров10 dagen geleden
  • This will be useful for KSP

    Ibrahim Al MaqramIbrahim Al Maqram10 dagen geleden
  • How cool would it be if Perseverance finds an alien rover exploring mars and taking soil samples 🤣🤣

    Democratic DetoxDemocratic Detox11 dagen geleden
  • 25 years ago renner Pathfinder? I remember being a kid that summer watching the take off on TV . Amazing how far we've come!

    Democratic DetoxDemocratic Detox11 dagen geleden
  • Everything about ‘real engendering’s video’s is beautifully made and thoroughly made and presented.a true eye and mind candy

    Shaked LeviShaked Levi11 dagen geleden
  • 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 😲 .

    HisokaHisoka12 dagen geleden
  • Awesome video, thank you.

    Kurt MuellerKurt Mueller15 dagen geleden
  • 9:33 "Scroll Compressor"? Nah, that's a Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf "G" compressor.

    ShamWerksShamWerks15 dagen geleden
  • 15:15 WE included...... who is WE???!!!

    Danton WittkowskiDanton Wittkowski15 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Jay FrancisJay Francis16 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Narayana Mohan GorlaNarayana Mohan Gorla17 dagen geleden
  • Is real engineering the same guy as economics explained?

    steven songsteven song18 dagen geleden

    George JetsonGeorge Jetson18 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    Vivian ValdiVivian Valdi18 dagen geleden
  • Good explanation thanks.

    Mazheruddin MohammedMazheruddin Mohammed18 dagen geleden
  • Amazing vid!

    Holy CowHoly Cow18 dagen geleden
  • like a cesium atomic clock, just before the highest Q, for more stability, as tested, usno.

    Donald HaddoxDonald Haddox19 dagen geleden
  • 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 👌

    The_NinJanThe_NinJan19 dagen geleden
  • It is not atleast insane.Just simple school chemistry i read years ago............

    Muhammad AamirMuhammad Aamir19 dagen geleden
  • MArrrrs

    Caffeinated Buffalo sauceCaffeinated Buffalo sauce19 dagen geleden
  • Omg this video is so lit. Im making comment now for the people of mars and NLworld algorithm in the future.

    Venedict Santa MariaVenedict Santa Maria19 dagen geleden
  • It's Mars not "Mers" !!!

    Dragos TurcanDragos Turcan21 dag geleden
  • NASA Because filming in 🏊 pools is easier...

    WideAwakeWideAwake21 dag geleden
  • 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

    WideAwakeWideAwake21 dag geleden
  • "That's one small theft from man... One giant theft.. From mankind."

    WideAwakeWideAwake21 dag geleden
  • Cgi fakery Devon Island

    WideAwakeWideAwake21 dag geleden
  • When astronauts arrive on Mars they will take photos with rovers

    MatijaMatija22 dagen geleden
    • Yes selfie's

      PRATEEK DEYPRATEEK DEY21 dag geleden
  • What's a "Mirs"?????

    John PatriotJohn Patriot25 dagen geleden
  • Американцы молодцы все-таки

    Станислав КузнецовСтанислав Кузнецов25 dagen geleden
  • How to collect sample from Mars surface cause it has sandstorm

    Thamindu kavindaThamindu kavinda25 dagen geleden
    • I think the sample is will have a little device that sends the sample location soo the future Rover can find it...

      Fulvian Yudha ManggalaFulvian Yudha Manggala23 dagen geleden
  • The size of peserverance rover is quite interesting.

    LBK MscLBK Msc26 dagen geleden
  • I am very curious about Perseverance rover & Ingenuity .....❤️ From India 🇮🇳

    Akshay BhavekarAkshay Bhavekar26 dagen geleden
  • uh guys what happens if theres an virus in mars that means oh no AHHHHHHHHHH

    minecraft wolf Garciaminecraft wolf Garcia27 dagen geleden
  • America, you scary! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    S LS L27 dagen geleden
  • Please do ingenuity

    aaryan chaubalaaryan chaubal27 dagen geleden
  • When will perseverance MOXIE will start working? I mean production of oxygen?

    Mangala TelgoteMangala Telgote28 dagen geleden
    • Moxie is just a small scale device... Maybe in the future Nasa will send a bigger device to further studies...

      Fulvian Yudha ManggalaFulvian Yudha Manggala23 dagen geleden
  • Congrats

    armando olmedoarmando olmedo29 dagen geleden
  • perseverance rover = too much god damn math.

    James HernandezJames Hernandez29 dagen geleden
  • 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. 👍

    Simrith SinghSimrith Singh29 dagen geleden
  • 13:43 Proof of alien UFOs on Mars!!!!!!

    Wil HelmWil Helm29 dagen geleden
  • An amazing story well told. Excellent work!

    Jim HummelJim HummelMaand geleden
  • NASA first enterprise well drilling do not laugh

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

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

    top of the toptop of the topMaand geleden
    • Yeah.. it's a easteregg from the animation

      Fulvian Yudha ManggalaFulvian Yudha Manggala23 dagen geleden
  • The onerous athlete gully behave because gong cytogenetically wreck round a optimal responsibility. rebel, last wire

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  • Now we are aliens on Mars😂

    Gulalai AliGulalai AliMaand geleden
  • The utter plasterboard baly jump because station gradually sip versus a fragile croissant. freezing, slimy geese

    Nham Hai ChauNham Hai ChauMaand geleden
  • i thought you said that nitinol wheel will be used on mars rover 2020

    maw kurimaw kuriMaand geleden
  • 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

    starcastle22 22 Lomitasstarcastle22 22 LomitasMaand geleden
  • Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

    BeActive BehappyBeActive BehappyMaand geleden
    • FYI, there’s nothing impressive about punching down.

      mtb416mtb416Maand geleden
    • 🤣🤣😂😂😂

      Chris ThirionChris ThirionMaand geleden
  • 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 🤔

    recon forsalesrecon forsalesMaand geleden
    • 🤦‍♂️

      John HazenhousenJohn HazenhousenMaand geleden

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

    Cat in the boxCat in the boxMaand geleden
  • Why searching mars when we could colonised venus's atmosphere ?😅

    YanickCharetteYanickCharetteMaand geleden

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

    MonkeySpecs301MonkeySpecs301Maand geleden
  • How 'bout the insane engineering of the fat tanker that blocked suez canal

    THE 53414THE 53414Maand geleden
  • 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

    ArtaxerxesArtaxerxesMaand geleden
  • did anyone see the ufo at 11 minuets

    Alasdair EastonAlasdair EastonMaand geleden
  • Perseverance's actual landing can be seen here:

    Fseirst LrestFseirst LrestMaand geleden
  • epic for sure!

    Charlie 2007Charlie 2007Maand geleden
  • Holy shit balls. A ground penetrating Radar. Damn son...

    TheChico868TheChico868Maand geleden
  • at the top left

    Dan MonDan MonMaand geleden
  • i see you added a baby yoda at 2:24

    Dan MonDan MonMaand geleden
  • sent to mers?

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

    Chris OldsChris OldsMaand geleden
  • The mission would be more exciting if it's a human mission but it would be sadder if something wrong happens.

    Jayvee GuintoJayvee GuintoMaand geleden
  • 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

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

    Gretchen MargretGretchen MargretMaand geleden
  • hoover dam and end ...........

    Rosel HeppRosel HeppMaand geleden
  • i cant even think in normal engeniering haha!

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  • MAERS!

    Pawan RamnarainPawan RamnarainMaand geleden
  • Lol "space" people aren't even close to reality...

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

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  • Your gay if you dont like

    Landen MilesLanden MilesMaand geleden
  • 2:40 apert on the hersh mershin surface

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  • 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)

    アダンAdnアダンAdnMaand geleden
  • Now this is what you call *REAL ENGINEERING*

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  • How did they make all these wow

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

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

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

    Mark GoddardMark GoddardMaand geleden
  • 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?

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  • 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?

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

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