The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

Publicerades den 18 feb 2021
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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
3D Animator: Eli (social handle: TwisterEli)
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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.

    • Amazing job on this video, thank you!

    • now that is absolutely insane

    • 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

    • woahhhhh, so cool. can't wait to hear what kind of info it'll tell us!!

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  • Holy shite!! Do we really need to bring back soil from mars?!? 😬 I think I’ve seen this in a movie somewhere

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • superb info.. thanks for sharing bro.. All the best to your future mission to the red planet.

  • we cannot discover cure of cancer, but we can send robots to mars for the benefit of human race

  • electrolysis DOES NOT CREATE OXYGEN, who's the fact checker on this crap

  • Stupid humans CGI is a hell of a drug

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • tristan more like INSANE LYING.


  • you guys are out of this world! just how...

  • Yeah it was insane how Toys R Us manufacturers made the Rover

  • have to hand it to the U.S.A.

  • Did he say Mers?

  • fake

  • Remember that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry was surprised Elaine never had orgasms with him? What was that line she said?

  • Elon musk 🎉

  • The surface of mers

  • Oh dear, you're one of those people. There's no such thing as a stereotype other than what you make.

  • I like your accent, is it irish? (great video, btw!)

  • Pl need more information about mars

  • 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

  • Can China copy this?

  • We are not alone😱

  • Great vid, interesting info, good editing and well presented data. Thanks man. One thing I can't figure out - where is Myrrs?

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  • VIETNAM 🇻🇳 THANKS 🇺🇸📺🏆🌍🍺

  • Would you mind telling us what kind of Technology they used to control And communicate with that Amazing Engineering!

  • The engineering is alright.. they should have flown SpaceX

  • Excellent appraisal, Subscribed.

  • This rover is so awesome. I want one. 😂😂

  • 08:06 Egypt.

  • The Insane Horseshit of the Perseverence Rover

  • Please comment on this... MARS is nothing like you say it is NOTHING at all like you say... @

  • "gradually falling apurtch on the hursh Murshian surfash"

  • It’s going to be funny if Alien kids decide to hide the core samples dropped off by the rover..

  • This is class. fair play lad!

  • Why do I want to ride the Rover now.

  • Love the names of these rovers❤❤❤❤

  • i love this guy's accent

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lol i love the ufo at 13:45

  • m a e r z

  • Can't wait when NASA will tweet: We are not alone!

  • 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

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  • What’s the thing with carbon monoxide? We can’t dump it into space when we’re on Mars

  • 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!

  • The Insane Engineering is controlling your own mind. Get a life.. this is nothing but a piece of shit polluting mars

  • Earth is flat. Globe is a lie. Nasa is money black hole. You are being lied to. Research FLAT EARTH.

  • Waaaaaaallll Eeeee

  • t must have taken a huge amount of perseverance to make this video about perseverance.

  • mehres?

  • 13:08 won't the wind on on mars or a storm gonna blow these away?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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?

  • No one is going to Mars. Your dreaming

  • the sand storms are gonna buried those samples...

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  • 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.

  • lol. More animations. Is this the best billions can buy?.....for a fake mission? Wake up people.

  • No body went to the moon. Don't laugh at your self. It's the same NASA Hollywood movies.

    • 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

  • I love theory of this thing, but when it comes to math I fail... Dono why?

  • 🤪😂

  • People really believe this shit?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • why they using the atlas 5

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  • 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 ....

  • awesome

  • 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!

  • thes nerds i watch this only cuz teachar sent link

  • 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!

  • 13:40 aliens confirmed! Ahhhhh

  • BS

  • funny thing Perseverance landed on my birthday

  • And again ... everything in space is fake and cgi ... as so often ... liars with more lies !!

  • humanity keeps amazing me

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Can we re-magnetize Mars?

  • If its cold on Mars can you run hot mechanisms and utilize air cooling for efficiency

  • Mers

  • So if we can use plutonium vehicles or engines on a planet we want to colonize? Why can not we use them here?

  • The Wright brothers would be proud🥲 !!

  • insane engineering, advanced? not really!

  • Congratulations. I like also perseverance for this earth and people. Invent technology for weather modification. Make and limit rain and snow fall, prevent floods. Extinguish wild fire and all other fire fast. Modified storm, tornado, hurricanes. Invent nuclear bomb neutralizer.

  • This title is NOT clickbait, WOW!

  • I hate the sound of your voice!


  • Anyone know why they didnt go for the shape memory alloy wheels in the end?

  • “Falling Apert on the hersh mertian serface” 2:42