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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  • Real Engineering
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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.

  • Sweetllew


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    @Peter Parker I can perfectly agree with what you say except for the ocean thing. What? The space station is in the ocean? Can you give me any proof of that? And sorry mate but, I am needing proof in order to believe in something. Oh wait, it’s a belief. You believe that nasa lies. You believe the moon landing is faked. I CRACKED THE CODE! Let me say this, I KNOW it’s real! I KNOW NASA is telling the truth! A belief needs faith but knowledge needs proof. Without you giving me proof I will just have to assume you are believing it’s fake but not knowing.

  • Sweetllew


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    @Peter Parker ok so let me get this straight. NASA is spying on us using satellites, right? And you don’t believe space exists? Please propose to me how in the hell is NASA able to keep those satellites up there without space. How is NASA able to keep these satellites is orbit around the earth without space. If they can somehow do that, then they have made the most aerodynamic satellites to ever exist, while making them look like they are less aerodynamic than a fridge. Also, you still have essentially no proof that this moon landing was faked. None. Zero. Nothing. All you have is speculation. Saying that someone is lying but giving literally no evidence is not going to get you anywhere in court. Please go bang your head against a wall and come back with proof. No ranting, no speculation, JUST GIVE ME SOME DAMN PROOF!

  • Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

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    @Sweetllew I cant give you proof and you cant give me proof because the only way I would believe is to go myself. Most people know that the magnetosphere will burn a person up. The moon is 238,857 miles away supposedly. Sputnick 1957 is 600 miles off the surface. Here is one for ya the space station is in the ocean

  • Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

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    @Sweetllew look it up it's all around the web is a big place. Space is supposedly a vacuum right? Things dont survive in a vacuum. Armstrong at the table with 2 other astro nuts he was fibbing so bad the other one was elbowing him and saying it was dark up there as Armstrong was saying there was light. SPACE MITE BE THE FINAL FRONTIERE BUT ITS MADE IN A HOLLYWOOD BASEMENT. WHY WOULD ANTHONY K. FROM THE ALBUM CALIFORNICATION SING SUCH A THING? IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN SPACE COOL BUT I DONT BELIEVE IN IT. ALL THEM MISSIONS CORONA MERCURY GEMINI LEO THEY SET UP SATELLITES TO SPY ON PEOPLE THAT IS ALL. ONE GREAT BIG DECEPTION NASA. THE DIRTY SERPENT

  • Sweetllew


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    @Peter Parker so instead of giving me any proof whatsoever, you just give me speculation. All you are doing is giving fuel to my hatred for any conspiracy theorist, and proving to me that they don’t know what they are talking about. Give me proof that the moon landing was faked. PROOF! NOT SPECULATION OR THEORIES!

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    The amuck brian incidentally watch because odometer adventitiously doubt regarding a mysterious gas. apathetic, dead jar

  • Spiros Diochnos
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    Typo at 10:21

  • Sloth Designs
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    The pinnacle of human technology! I am out of words after watching this! Thank you very much!!

  • assassinate241
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    Humans are so brilliant. Why are we also so terrible.

  • Matthew Mates
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    Great job. Explained things so even I can undestand them!

  • Rad!.
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    Arduino kit, A trip to Greenland, A green screen and a whole bunch of Propaganda....NASA..

  • A Dillpickle
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    Crazy waste of tax dollars. We will never live on Mars, nobody cares if there was ever life on mars. We can't mine mars. In other words Mars serves no purpose other than to waste money. The amount of money spent on this project could have improved life here on Earth. Way to go NASA, please continue to waste our money, we love it when you do that with no possible return.

  • John Hazenhousen

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  • Brandon
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    So inspiring! You love to see it! Great video!

  • Charming nowhere to hide

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  • Xeno Morph
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    I sure hope that it takes a 4k pic of Earth 🙏🏻

  • Chaous Spiral
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    NASA Space X you guys are shit polluting the planet and wasting fossil fuels to put a small toy car named rover on to a planet that's inhabitable and wasting money and resources where they can be spent on building better infrastructure and contribute to the problems of Earth rather than not off Earth where we can never live.

  • Viktor Favoreto
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    So nuclear energy hmm, wouldn't getting close to the rover kill any potential life from radiation exposure?

  • Slithermotion
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    9:55 this was once a compressor/turbocharger from vw...I've heard some machanics still have nightmare about this thing..

  • Cornel Bacauanu
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    In one word: Amazing.

  • martin edwards
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    thank you for your education 👍🏻

  • John Smith
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    It is obvious this narrator doesn't speak English as his natural language He calls Mars, "Mares", and Tellurium, "Tellurinium"

  • John Smith

    John Smith

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    @John Hazenhousen Yeah, the yolks on you! Cluck cluck cluck...

  • John Hazenhousen

    John Hazenhousen

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    Are you joking?

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  • RickyTicky549
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    So now humans will add carbon monoxide to martian atmosphere too.

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

  • Angel Hidalgo
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    Did anyone see baby Yoda on the top left corner in minute 2:26?

  • Hamed
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    No matter how many Robots you send up there to Marc but your real men will be never able to get to the Marc

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  • Ryan Hannigan
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  • Vikas
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    They could send a body

  • The power of Zen
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    Sooo when are we going to build our first Casino on Mars?

  • Maysam Safari
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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

  • Brian Rowley
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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

  • Miku meow
    Miku meow10 timer siden

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

  • John Hazenhousen

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    It’s called an accent. I’m sure you pronounce a lot of words ‘incorrectly’.

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    it is not meeers

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  • Fuck me Daddy
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    USA #1

  • Misha Ulitskiy
    Misha Ulitskiy12 timer siden

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

  • Erectile Dysfunction Is A Disease
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    as always hats off to the cameraman for capturing all angles and being the first person to land sucessfully on Mars.

  • Rahul Patel
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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!

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    Aliens was like...What the hell, this strange thing can do everything by itself !?

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  • Boris Poff
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    What’s “Meirs”?

  • john r
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    How long would it take for dust to cover that camera lense

  • Christine Horniman
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    Lies and more lies

  • Christine Horniman
    Christine Horniman14 timer siden

    The film Mars on Greenland all lies and bullshit

  • Jared Hansen
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    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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  • Chuphuc Minhan
    Chuphuc Minhan14 timer siden

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

  • JR Hodge
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    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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    Looks wall-e. Hehe

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  • Helga K
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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 🤣

  • Boris Poff

    Boris Poff

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

  • stimulater7
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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 !!

  • Yve Gotnone
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    its MArs, not MErs

  • Lunsford Williams
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    GBA 🇺🇸 i mean Ireland 🇮🇪

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  • Rishi Gungabissoon
    Rishi Gungabissoon17 timer siden

    Humans should start working and collaborating on these projects we would achieve progress much faster

  • H B
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    I have to say, Ingenuity also really excites me. My experience playing KSP has told me "Rovers suck for actually getting anywhere".

  • Victor Quinn
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    Alpha wave is a type of brain wave. Where as Alpha particle is a type of radiation produced by alpha decay.

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

  • Channel Name • 10 years ago
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    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

  • Jeff Hopkins
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    It’s Mars not Mayrs

  • darren b
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    Next mars rover should support tesla power wall

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

  • jett888
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    What's " insane" were those SAIs all the way UP there! Lol

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  • SabayZone
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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.

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

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

  • Grant Guy
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    SpaceX will come soon.

  • Aphex
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    Oh shit we making movie level of quality videos now!

  • Malunesj Official
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    Wasted money of nothing

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

  • nomadbrad
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    TOTAL CGI mapped onto video taken at Devon Island.....wake up!......the emperor has no clothes!

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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"

  • Beeble Brox
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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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  • Aman patel
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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.. 😐😐😐

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

  • j12345
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    Great video and great quality. Thanks, watching it with my 3 year old son.

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

  • 1987rasul
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    This is bs why the fuck can’t we go back to the moon

  • Human Isomer
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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.

  • michael trust
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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.

  • The Begotten.

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    Finally a true human . its Znation out here. take care of yourself. this going to be a ugly apocalyspe

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    The microphone has been damaged and does not work anymore

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    writing, because I don't know

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    MERS xD

  • Charming nowhere to hide

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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.

  • bob loblaw
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    Why do so many poster haves to use ridiculous hyperbole? Its not insane, its rather quite the opposite. Sane and intelligent. Unlike the title.

  • Ankush sharma
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    Great video

  • ruchi chaunal
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    Why are engineers wearing suit during development?

  • ME NBL
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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.

  • IIISentorIII
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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.

  • Historynerd Delux
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    Outstanding video

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    *M E R S*