The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

18 Th02, 2021
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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
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    • @Sweetllew I dont have a link it was in the google scroll I do believe maybe type in recent fixes to the space station. I do believe they where putting an antenna on it

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    • @Peter Parker could you give me the link? It would be great to confirm or deny said evidence.

      SweetllewSweetllewNgày trước
    • @Sweetllew All good bro. Not long ago a month or so they where doing repairs on the outside of the space station it showed 2 astronauts then a diver suited up with a camera below them. I am not joking that I seen this picture either. I will look around I believe it was on the google scroll.... NASA or Space was the link or click I'm not joking or lying on what I had seen again.. Take care my brother the TRUTH well it's out there.....

      Peter ParkerPeter ParkerNgày trước
    • @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.

      SweetllewSweetllewNgày trước
    • @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!

      SweetllewSweetllewNgày trước
  • Morse code tracks on Mars? So NASA engineers are hoping that if there are such things as Martians, they will know what Morse code is?

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  • Wow! They finally figured out how to pass through the Van Allen Belt!! Maybe we can go to the Moon next!

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    • 🤦‍♂️

      John HazenhousenJohn Hazenhousen27 phút trước
  • but "do not shavr your junk"

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  • ayyy why do nasa be acting like a bitch? :D

    Arsomoru MaitoyameArsomoru Maitoyame5 giờ trước
  • is there any protocols in place when they plan to bring back soil from mars? i'm assuming that foreign disease could be a real possibility and that these samples would be stored in high level bio labs...

    Leviathan88Leviathan886 giờ trước
  • Wow

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    • Nice

  • Wow

  • 8:03 Mark Rober?

    Kyle PatmoreKyle Patmore9 giờ trước
  • How long did it take to get Perseverance rover from earth to mars?

    Kris RawkKris Rawk11 giờ trước
  • I don't know who needs to hear this But you have to start investing

    Nancy HeskinNancy Heskin12 giờ trước
  • Er,this is fake as fuck...cant you see it for what it is?

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  • 100 years from now people will be watching this video to learn history of space travel!!! What a time to be alive

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  • Is that David Coulthard doing the narration?

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  • Absolutely deserve the views, incredible video, and incredible channel as usual

    Your Typical CinematographerYour Typical Cinematographer16 giờ trước
  • Nobody can steal that rover🤣🤣🤣

    Harry ReaganHarry Reagan16 giờ trước
  • 0:22 took over 10 seconds to climb 100 meters, slower than any weather-balloons, which proves it was a FAKE-ROCKET. For proof Google/YT:::("Solving-Apollo-Enigma")

    Kareem SalessiKareem Salessi17 giờ trước
  • I wonder if it was lakes of Liquid Methane

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  • Mers amp

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  • Mares?

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  • Mrrrs

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  • I wonder how they're going to dispose of all the waste carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the oxygen generator.

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  • Typo at 10:21

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

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

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

    Matthew MatesMatthew MatesNgày trước
  • Arduino kit, A trip to Greenland, A green screen and a whole bunch of Propaganda....NASA..

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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.

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    • 🤦‍♂️

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    • 🙌🏽

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

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

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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.

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

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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..

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  • In one word: Amazing.

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  • thank you for your education 👍🏻

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

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

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    • Are you joking?

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  • LMAO

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

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

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

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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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  • Murs

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  • 🙌🏽

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  • They could send a body

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  • Sooo when are we going to build our first Casino on Mars?

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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

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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

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

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    • @Miku meow And how is ‘Mars’ officially, phonetically spelt? You don’t have a problem with ‘apart’ or ‘harsh’ (2:42)?

      John HazenhousenJohn Hazenhousen14 giờ trước
    • @John Hazenhousen I don't actually. I pronounce them the way it's officially phonetically spelt in the dictionary. Another thing, his "accent" is entirely fine except for that one word. English isn't even my mother tongue and this pisses me off.

      Miku meowMiku meow14 giờ trước
    • It’s called an accent. I’m sure you pronounce a lot of words ‘incorrectly’.

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  • 🤯

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  • Mers

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

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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.

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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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  • awesome

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  • What’s “Meirs”?

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

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  • Lies and more lies

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  • The film Mars on Greenland all lies and bullshit

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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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  • Murs*

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

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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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  • 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 🤣

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

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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 !!

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  • its MArs, not MErs

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  • Mers

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

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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".

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

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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

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  • It’s Mars not Mayrs

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  • Next mars rover should support tesla power wall

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

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

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  • "Mears"

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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.

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

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