The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover 

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[1] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/wheels/#:~:text=The%20Perseverance%20rover%20has%20six,and%20curve%2C%20making%20arcing%20turns
[3] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/science/landing-site/
[5] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/electrical-power/
[6] rps.nasa.gov/about-rps/about-plutonium-238/#:~:text=Credit%3A%20U.S.%20Department%20of%20Energy,as%20a%20piece%20of%20paper.
[7] fas.org/nuke/space/pu-ulysses.pdf
[8] www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/plutonium-238-production.html
[9] science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/ast13nov_1#:~:text=Most%20of%20the%20station's%20oxygen,hydrogen%20gas%20and%20oxygen%20gas.&text=The%20hydrogen%20is%20used%20for,is%20released%20into%20the%20atmosphere
[10] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009457651630203X
[11a] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/electrical-power/
[12] www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fs_moxie_150908.pdf
[13] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/sample-handling/
[14] mars.nasa.gov/mars-exploration/missions/mars-sample-return/
[15] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/sherloc/
[16] mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/pixl/
[18] www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/6-things-to-know-about-nasas-ingenuity-mars-helicopter

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Real Engineering
Real Engineering 7 days ago
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.
Jacob Davis
Jacob Davis 2 hours ago
you talk like the guys from trailer park boys
Salar Younis
Salar Younis 5 hours ago
Amazing job on this video, thank you!
Zero Sugar
Zero Sugar 5 hours ago
now that is absolutely insane
john Duong
john Duong 19 hours ago
Hello Real Engineering, You guys designed rovers and why not design a AI Robot that looks like a human so we would have a hands on you could build a some of the body part as a solar panel if possible so it can have the energy and you can have something to close it so no dust can get in
Rhiannn :3
Rhiannn :3 Day ago
woahhhhh, so cool. can't wait to hear what kind of info it'll tell us!!
Narke Minute ago
Perseverance is not like curiosity just becouse they look same and landed on same planet does not mean they are same
Deadstick 2 minutes ago
Better be insane because the price tag is.
Mikkel Isaksen
Mikkel Isaksen 15 minutes ago
أمادو 32 minutes ago
mark my words .. this rover will get stuck in dust in no time with those wheels .. to drive on sand you must have soft enclosed tires "deflated tires on earth" .. open sides and hard tires are just asking to dig in .. maybe the rover is light , maybe mars gravity is weak .. still this is wrong .. also there is no mechanism to get out if it gets stuck .. in desert you use a plank of wood under wheel .. such a system could be added for 2 dollars .. yet there is none .
Narke 11 minutes ago
than why did all rovers together stuck 2 times and one managed to get unstuck?
Qsb 38 minutes ago
happy to see that france is participating in this mission by having built the Supercam with micro etc.. Good luck Perseverance
Joanna 24 minutes ago
This is bonkers. I had no clue you guys made the animations aswell! So much hard work and dedication into both the rover and this video! Thank you guys!
Mário César
Mário César 48 minutes ago
Unbelievable. It is not science FICTION. Thanks for the video.
Narke 10 minutes ago
@Joanna they accomplished something that you never will
Joanna 24 minutes ago
It's just a fucking rover like curiosity and many more us had sent to Mars. Idk why everyone is freaking out like NASA has setup a human colony or something.
Brian 54 minutes ago
Daily reminder: Jesus loves you
Golden Bee
Golden Bee Hour ago
Is there any possibility to get real time information when new pictures arrive our earth?!? Greetings from Germany
Narke 7 minutes ago
it takes 14 minutes to receive data right now but but it will change, so every transmission (incl. photos and videos) takes around 14 minutes
Murat Salman
Murat Salman Hour ago
The way you say "Mars" triggered me a lot during the whole video.
theeye 1864
theeye 1864 2 hours ago
what a load of garbage
evan griffith
evan griffith 2 hours ago
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Maxim Binis
Maxim Binis 2 hours ago
Amazing engineering👏
Selcan Hacıyeva
Selcan Hacıyeva 3 hours ago
in your
Thekickingwolf 3 hours ago
Holy shite!! Do we really need to bring back soil from mars?!? 😬 I think I’ve seen this in a movie somewhere
Narke 5 minutes ago
yes we need, we can't send a lab there. And space movies are trash today they just try to make you scared
Snowwie 3 hours ago
You cannot see any American documentary, series, show or whatever to ALWAYS see somewhere an American flag. Sometimes it's a bit over the top.
Roompa Mahato
Roompa Mahato 3 hours ago
While UFOs are visiting a thriving planet called Earth, we are visiting a dead planet called Mars. Apart from my PJ, this animation of Perseverance is insane!
Right Stuff
Right Stuff 4 hours ago
superb info.. thanks for sharing bro.. All the best to your future mission to the red planet.
mrTrashForTheBin k
mrTrashForTheBin k 4 hours ago
we cannot discover cure of cancer, but we can send robots to mars for the benefit of human race
Narke 3 minutes ago
first lear about benefits and then talk shit
Pneumatic Autist
Pneumatic Autist 4 hours ago
electrolysis DOES NOT CREATE OXYGEN, who's the fact checker on this crap
J S 5 hours ago
Stupid humans CGI is a hell of a drug
Kamran Bashir
Kamran Bashir 5 hours ago
It's just a fucking rover like curiosity and many more us had sent to Mars. Idk why everyone is freaking out like NASA has setup a human colony or something.
ceebums 5 hours ago
This is bonkers. I had no clue you guys made the animations aswell! So much hard work and dedication into both the rover and this video! Thank you guys!
brian offski ballbuster
tristan more like INSANE LYING.
brian offski ballbuster
Narke 49 seconds ago
first study about this subject and than start saying shit
OTOPHILA 5 hours ago
you guys are out of this world! just how...
Tj Dondero
Tj Dondero 5 hours ago
Yeah it was insane how Toys R Us manufacturers made the Rover
Reuben Sher
Reuben Sher 6 hours ago
...you have to hand it to the U.S.A.
T. Goff
T. Goff 6 hours ago
Did he say Mers?
Ray Slater
Ray Slater 6 hours ago
Mike Byj
Mike Byj 6 hours ago
Remember that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry was surprised Elaine never had orgasms with him? What was that line she said?
Michael angelo Evangelio
Elon musk 🎉
LeXander 草
LeXander 草 6 hours ago
The surface of mers
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson 6 hours ago
Oh dear, you're one of those people. There's no such thing as a stereotype other than what you make.
Jeremy Adam Brilli
Jeremy Adam Brilli 6 hours ago
I like your accent, is it irish? (great video, btw!)
Manoranjan Das
Manoranjan Das 7 hours ago
Pl need more information about mars
Tristan 7 hours ago
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
Charles Reyes
Charles Reyes 7 hours ago
Can China copy this?
Mark David Mallorca
We are not alone😱
AArkadij 8 hours ago
Great vid, interesting info, good editing and well presented data. Thanks man. One thing I can't figure out - where is Myrrs?
Linda Charlse
Linda Charlse 8 hours ago
People will be kicking themselves in few weeks if they miss the opportunity to buy and invest in bitcoin
R.E.X. Hour ago
Geez, above me thats one new way of spam, and you are seeing here first.
Janet William
Janet William 7 hours ago
Without the help of expert Grayson haywood I would have still been in abject poverty struggling with life
Judith Martha
Judith Martha 7 hours ago
I just messaged him on whatapp, hope he replies me soon
Marcus Wheel
Marcus Wheel 7 hours ago
My weekly earnings from he's trading strategies are mind blowing💰💰
Carl Adams
Carl Adams 7 hours ago
Good recommendation about Mr Grayson haywood everywhere, I think I should give him a try
Tuan Duy
Tuan Duy 8 hours ago
Savage Tourism ST
Savage Tourism ST 9 hours ago
Would you mind telling us what kind of Technology they used to control And communicate with that Amazing Engineering!
Aerohk 9 hours ago
The engineering is alright.. they should have flown SpaceX
Richard Brooks- Lightning Strike Productions
Excellent appraisal, Subscribed.
Operation Elderscrolls
This rover is so awesome. I want one. 😂😂
عمر فايد - Omer Faied
08:06 Egypt.
Eddie J
Eddie J 10 hours ago
The Insane Horseshit of the Perseverence Rover
Mudfossil University
Please comment on this... MARS is nothing like you say it is NOTHING at all like you say... @
Jaxlone 10 hours ago
"gradually falling apurtch on the hursh Murshian surfash"
Rakitha Peiriz
Rakitha Peiriz 10 hours ago
It’s going to be funny if Alien kids decide to hide the core samples dropped off by the rover..
niall brennan
niall brennan 10 hours ago
This is class. fair play lad!
AsadAli Arshad
AsadAli Arshad 11 hours ago
Why do I want to ride the Rover now.
lawmtea Tlaichhun
lawmtea Tlaichhun 11 hours ago
Love the names of these rovers❤❤❤❤
Terry B Cuzner
Terry B Cuzner 11 hours ago
i love this guy's accent
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde 12 hours ago
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shinjiprofile 13 hours ago
One missed opportunity is the fact that they forgot to bring food bait, just in case their is life on Mars I'm sure big or small they'll will at least try and go to it.
Greg 13 hours ago
I wish you all the life long enough to see outcome of events we are witnesing here. i'm very curious how far humanity can push it.
Matt Mayer
Matt Mayer 13 hours ago
Lol i love the ufo at 13:45
LazyElectron 13 hours ago
m a e r z
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 13 hours ago
Can't wait when NASA will tweet: We are not alone!
AC DC 13 hours ago
May this craft dig out the proof our science is wrong. There are no black holes or dark matter and DNA is a common memory storage device across all universe
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 13 hours ago
Hero101010 14 hours ago
Chilly Waters
Chilly Waters 14 hours ago
What’s the thing with carbon monoxide? We can’t dump it into space when we’re on Mars
Ibanstein 14 hours ago
5-4-3-2-1 ok light the propane torch regulator, turn on the smoke machine, and for goodness sake will someone let that balloon go this time. Weeeeeee, another balloon let go. Now we can film it for 10 minutes as it gets up to 60 mph. Oh Brother!
Internet User
Internet User 14 hours ago
The Insane Engineering is controlling your own mind. Get a life.. this is nothing but a piece of shit polluting mars
Rob Black
Rob Black 14 hours ago
Earth is flat. Globe is a lie. Nasa is money black hole. You are being lied to. Research FLAT EARTH.
Shyam Madhav Krishnan
Waaaaaaallll Eeeee
Excilon 15 hours ago
t must have taken a huge amount of perseverance to make this video about perseverance.
Stanis Louse
Stanis Louse 15 hours ago
Matej Vidovic
Matej Vidovic 15 hours ago
13:08 won't the wind on on mars or a storm gonna blow these away?
aleste37 15 hours ago
Great work on this video! Will you discuss in the future posibilities of skutterudite and RTGs in other applications? Space's cold vacuum seems to be the best place, but what about earth or the the artic?
Ricardo Sebastian
Ricardo Sebastian 15 hours ago
There is nothing wrong with God's creation in heaven, it is not a wise human dwelling, because it is among those that will be destroyed when judgment comes and I hope that God's promise in heaven will be a dwelling place and no new heaven and earth can be paired there. that is the holy city that will soon come.
This is real like the coronavirus
GTA V Decoders
GTA V Decoders 16 hours ago
what happened to the ship carrying the perseverance after it deployed the rover..we kind of see it fly away did it land away from the rover or left mars atmosphere?
Jenny Kemp
Jenny Kemp 16 hours ago
No one is going to Mars. Your dreaming
Gil 16 hours ago
the sand storms are gonna buried those samples...
Caidy TomThom
Caidy TomThom 16 hours ago
Jesse Eastwood
Jesse Eastwood 16 hours ago
Thank you so much for your hard work in making this video. It answered alot of the many questions i have about this new technology we are testing.
chip midges
chip midges 16 hours ago
lol. More animations. Is this the best billions can buy?.....for a fake mission? Wake up people.
Altin tiranë
Altin tiranë 16 hours ago
No body went to the moon. Don't laugh at your self. It's the same NASA Hollywood movies.
Altin tiranë
Altin tiranë 32 minutes ago
@Szymon Brzezinski It's random from the engineers of Nasa to be involved in witch craft?! If you check you can find the first team of NASA engineers who made the first space ship were involved in witch craft does that mean something to you?!
Szymon Brzezinski
Szymon Brzezinski 11 hours ago
Meanwhile all engineers and physicists are saying that we went to the Moon, but you, random guy on internet says that it didn't happen
Prajwal Steve.
Prajwal Steve. 17 hours ago
I love theory of this thing, but when it comes to math I fail... Dono why?
jhabz vlogs
jhabz vlogs 17 hours ago
craig anderson
craig anderson 18 hours ago
People really believe this shit?
Gino Vanelli
Gino Vanelli 18 hours ago
Great video. A bit disappointed by the white shirt, black tie = a nerd, bur blue polo shirt = not a nerd comment. Hope I’m still alive for 1st manned landing.
CS Anton
CS Anton 18 hours ago
Lol of these are the kind if content i will be seeing at curiosity stream, then sign me up!! Can i watch it on ky android tv like netflix so that people at home can maximize its content?
DeuceGenius 18 hours ago
why they using the atlas 5
Marcus Danchision
Marcus Danchision 18 hours ago
The earthy nation wessely request because examination rapidly share pace a clean leo. arrogant, motionless tree
Chris Braid
Chris Braid 18 hours ago
So moxxie will be freeing Carbon on Mars with its oxygen creation then ? Are we creating a problem on Mars like they accuse us of doing on Earth ?by the way there is no Insane technology on this system it’s one of the sanest set ups yet , stop abusing the meaning of words .... leave that to the Democrats ....
Skillful Man
Skillful Man 18 hours ago
Miki Babic
Miki Babic 19 hours ago
I just have to say that the production quality of the video is amazing. Not that your other videos were bad in that aspect, but this one just stands out. Truly great job guys, and an amazing episode. Thank you!
cool rat kid
cool rat kid 19 hours ago
thes nerds i watch this only cuz teachar sent link
Ning Wu
Ning Wu 19 hours ago
The roadmaps that NASA has planned ahead made goosebumps on me. The first impressive task is (a) to test the O2 making device, (b) to shoot a much bigger device up to make O2 and store the O2 in a tank, (c) to send humans there to use those O2 stored. My mind is blown away. It will basically store enough O2 for human missions. The second impressive task is (a) to send another rover, (b) to collect the samples that Perseverance is going to be left on the Mars surface, then (c) to send them back with a rocket launched from Mars. My mind is blown away again. It will test the round trip and prepare it for future human operations. Clearly, human landing on Mars is a matter of time. Compare to those, autonomous driving on Mars seems less impressive. :-) Anyway, Perseverance is loaded with the high techs on earth. Kudos to these scientists, engineers, and project managers!
Chad b.
Chad b. 20 hours ago
13:40 aliens confirmed! Ahhhhh
cusco-viajes guitar
cusco-viajes guitar 20 hours ago
SCP-250 But not actually
funny thing Perseverance landed on my birthday
Swiss Made
Swiss Made 20 hours ago
And again ... everything in space is fake and cgi ... as so often ... liars with more lies !!
Manchester Is Blue
Manchester Is Blue 20 hours ago
humanity keeps amazing me
Dane Pickens
Dane Pickens 20 hours ago
we can fly a drone from here to Mars so we can fly a drone on Mars not to mention telescopes show us wtf is happening
Tes Tos
Tes Tos 20 hours ago
So FOK Mars where is the covid-19 vaccine and or how many more will die because the technology here on Earth socks big Winnie? Where are the foking stimulus checks how come there was no problem funding the defense budget and throw away trillions in POSs airplanes that can't fly?