The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
3D Animator: Eli (social handle: TwisterEli)
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  1. Real Engineering

    Real EngineeringPred 2 meseci

    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.



    Dont tell insane...its....omg

  3. Hisoka

    HisokaPred 19 dnevi

    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 😲

  4. Tom Burns

    Tom BurnsPred 21 dnevom

    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

  5. WideAwake

    WideAwakePred 29 dnevi

    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

  6. WideAwake

    WideAwakePred 29 dnevi

    Cgi fakery Devon Island


    FACTUAL HUNTERPred 3 urami

    That's pretty amazing

  8. Skeptic Wisdom

    Skeptic WisdomPred 7 urami

    China too landed on Mars maybe without all these "insane" engineering. I mean if you have money you can manage all these technology and go to Mars. Looks like they make such videos to frighten or demotivate others.

  9. guilherme siqueira

    guilherme siqueiraPred 17 urami


  10. Albara Qahtani

    Albara QahtaniPred dnevom

    We'll send martian soil back to earth using robots by 2026 ? really moves fast

  11. Soumyendu Das

    Soumyendu DasPred 2 dnevi

    Just Insane 😯⚡

  12. Claude Lejal

    Claude LejalPred 2 dnevi

    Perceverance pour chercher les maudit virus please. Ont sans fou de vos planète des millions pour quoi ,pour qui .mrd.

  13. Thomas Napert

    Thomas NapertPred 3 dnevi

    How am I just seeing this video now!? This is the most amazing wheeled vehicle in human history, thank you for this amazing video Real Emgineering.

  14. minh erd

    minh erdPred 6 dnevi

    12:29 æærm

  15. Hakan Karaağaç

    Hakan KaraağaçPred 8 dnevi


  16. ShotsFired andMissed

    ShotsFired andMissedPred 10 dnevi

    Mars:.... Perseverance: notice me senpai! Mars: 🤨

  17. seemo height mantsima

    seemo height mantsimaPred 10 dnevi

    After landing the rover, where did that flying mini drone that was attached to the rover go???

  18. Deepak Patel

    Deepak PatelPred 11 dnevi

    NASA Team is the best 👍👍😊🙏

  19. FissaVids

    FissaVidsPred 12 dnevi

    actually, curiosity got a firmware update making it able to find its own path around obstacles

  20. poano chung-wah Lee

    poano chung-wah LeePred 12 dnevi

    Absolutely incredible. Truly enjoyed it. Plus perfect voice behind video.

  21. Stricker sniper

    Stricker sniperPred 13 dnevi

    It a nuclear aircraft carrier

  22. kackeattacke

    kackeattackePred 14 dnevi

    Was bitte hat das Ding gekostet

  23. Deevij Rawul

    Deevij RawulPred 14 dnevi

    If you think about it , perseverance is technically a nuclear aircraft carrier

  24. TunLin myanmar KounLinmyatwadfy

    TunLin myanmar KounLinmyatwadfyPred 16 dnevi


  25. Suddhojit Gon

    Suddhojit GonPred 16 dnevi

    Please make a video on Mangalyaan.




  27. Anton berkbigler

    Anton berkbiglerPred 17 dnevi

    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.

  28. Иван Петров

    Иван ПетровPred 18 dnevi

    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.

  29. Ibrahim Al Maqram

    Ibrahim Al MaqramPred 18 dnevi

    This will be useful for KSP

  30. Democratic Detox

    Democratic DetoxPred 18 dnevi

    How cool would it be if Perseverance finds an alien rover exploring mars and taking soil samples 🤣🤣

  31. Democratic Detox

    Democratic DetoxPred 18 dnevi

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

  32. Shaked Levi

    Shaked LeviPred 19 dnevi

    Everything about ‘real engendering’s video’s is beautifully made and thoroughly made and presented.a true eye and mind candy

  33. Hisoka

    HisokaPred 19 dnevi

    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 😲 .

  34. Kurt Mueller

    Kurt MuellerPred 23 dnevi

    Awesome video, thank you.

  35. ShamWerks

    ShamWerksPred 23 dnevi

    9:33 "Scroll Compressor"? Nah, that's a Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf "G" compressor.

  36. Danton Wittkowski

    Danton WittkowskiPred 23 dnevi

    15:15 WE included...... who is WE???!!!

  37. Jay Francis

    Jay FrancisPred 24 dnevi

    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.

  38. Narayana Mohan Gorla

    Narayana Mohan GorlaPred 25 dnevi

    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.

  39. steven song

    steven songPred 25 dnevi

    Is real engineering the same guy as economics explained?

  40. George Jetson

    George JetsonPred 26 dnevi


  41. Vivian Valdi

    Vivian ValdiPred 26 dnevi

    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.

  42. Mazheruddin Mohammed

    Mazheruddin MohammedPred 26 dnevi

    Good explanation thanks.

  43. Holy Cow

    Holy CowPred 26 dnevi

    Amazing vid!

  44. Donald Haddox

    Donald HaddoxPred 26 dnevi

    like a cesium atomic clock, just before the highest Q, for more stability, as tested, usno.

  45. The_NinJan

    The_NinJanPred 26 dnevi

    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 👌

  46. Muhammad Aamir

    Muhammad AamirPred 26 dnevi

    It is not atleast insane.Just simple school chemistry i read years ago............

  47. Caffeinated Buffalo sauce

    Caffeinated Buffalo saucePred 26 dnevi


  48. Venedict Santa Maria

    Venedict Santa MariaPred 27 dnevi

    Omg this video is so lit. Im making comment now for the people of mars and SLthrow algorithm in the future.

  49. Dragos Turcan

    Dragos TurcanPred 28 dnevi

    It's Mars not "Mers" !!!

  50. WideAwake

    WideAwakePred 29 dnevi

    NASA Because filming in 🏊 pools is easier...

  51. WideAwake

    WideAwakePred 29 dnevi

    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

  52. WideAwake

    WideAwakePred 29 dnevi

    "That's one small theft from man... One giant theft.. From mankind."

  53. WideAwake

    WideAwakePred 29 dnevi

    Cgi fakery Devon Island

  54. Matija

    MatijaPred 29 dnevi

    When astronauts arrive on Mars they will take photos with rovers


    PRATEEK DEYPred 28 dnevi

    Yes selfie's

  56. John Patriot

    John PatriotPred mesecem

    What's a "Mirs"?????

  57. Станислав Кузнецов

    Станислав КузнецовPred mesecem

    Американцы молодцы все-таки

  58. Thamindu kavinda

    Thamindu kavindaPred mesecem

    How to collect sample from Mars surface cause it has sandstorm

  59. Fulvian Yudha Manggala

    Fulvian Yudha ManggalaPred mesecem

    I think the sample is will have a little device that sends the sample location soo the future Rover can find it...

  60. LBK Msc

    LBK MscPred mesecem

    The size of peserverance rover is quite interesting.

  61. Akshay Bhavekar

    Akshay BhavekarPred mesecem

    I am very curious about Perseverance rover & Ingenuity .....❤️ From India 🇮🇳

  62. minecraft wolf Garcia

    minecraft wolf GarciaPred mesecem

    uh guys what happens if theres an virus in mars that means oh no AHHHHHHHHHH

  63. S L

    S LPred mesecem

    America, you scary! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  64. aaryan chaubal

    aaryan chaubalPred mesecem

    Please do ingenuity

  65. Mangala Telgote

    Mangala TelgotePred mesecem

    When will perseverance MOXIE will start working? I mean production of oxygen?

  66. Fulvian Yudha Manggala

    Fulvian Yudha ManggalaPred mesecem

    Moxie is just a small scale device... Maybe in the future Nasa will send a bigger device to further studies...

  67. armando olmedo

    armando olmedoPred mesecem


  68. James Hernandez

    James HernandezPred mesecem

    perseverance rover = too much god damn math.

  69. Simrith Singh

    Simrith SinghPred mesecem

    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. 👍

  70. Wil Helm

    Wil HelmPred mesecem

    13:43 Proof of alien UFOs on Mars!!!!!!

  71. Jim Hummel

    Jim HummelPred mesecem

    An amazing story well told. Excellent work!

  72. lulutileguy

    lulutileguyPred mesecem

    NASA first enterprise well drilling do not laugh

  73. lulutileguy

    lulutileguyPred mesecem

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

  74. top of the top

    top of the topPred mesecem

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

  75. Fulvian Yudha Manggala

    Fulvian Yudha ManggalaPred mesecem

    Yeah.. it's a easteregg from the animation

  76. cwif rbm

    cwif rbmPred mesecem

    The onerous athlete gully behave because gong cytogenetically wreck round a optimal responsibility. rebel, last wire

  77. Gulalai Ali

    Gulalai AliPred mesecem

    Now we are aliens on Mars😂

  78. Nham Hai Chau

    Nham Hai ChauPred mesecem

    The utter plasterboard baly jump because station gradually sip versus a fragile croissant. freezing, slimy geese

  79. maw kuri

    maw kuriPred mesecem

    i thought you said that nitinol wheel will be used on mars rover 2020

  80. starcastle22 22 Lomitas

    starcastle22 22 LomitasPred mesecem

    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

  81. BeActive Behappy

    BeActive BehappyPred mesecem

    Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

  82. mtb416

    mtb416Pred mesecem

    FYI, there’s nothing impressive about punching down.

  83. Chris Thirion

    Chris ThirionPred mesecem


  84. recon forsales

    recon forsalesPred mesecem

    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 🤔

  85. John Hazenhousen

    John HazenhousenPred mesecem


  86. michael balsamo

    michael balsamoPred mesecem


  87. Cat in the box

    Cat in the boxPred mesecem

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

  88. YanickCharette

    YanickCharettePred mesecem

    Why searching mars when we could colonised venus's atmosphere ?😅

  89. RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)

    RAVIKUL RAO (RA2011051010071)Pred mesecem


  90. MonkeySpecs301

    MonkeySpecs301Pred mesecem

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

  91. THE 53414

    THE 53414Pred mesecem

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

  92. Artaxerxes

    ArtaxerxesPred mesecem

    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

  93. Alasdair Easton

    Alasdair EastonPred mesecem

    did anyone see the ufo at 11 minuets

  94. Fseirst Lrest

    Fseirst LrestPred mesecem

    Perseverance's actual landing can be seen here:

  95. Charlie 2007

    Charlie 2007Pred mesecem

    epic for sure!

  96. TheChico868

    TheChico868Pred mesecem

    Holy shit balls. A ground penetrating Radar. Damn son...

  97. Dan Mon

    Dan MonPred mesecem

    at the top left

  98. Dan Mon

    Dan MonPred mesecem

    i see you added a baby yoda at 2:24

  99. nel son

    nel sonPred mesecem

    sent to mers?

  100. Chris Olds

    Chris OldsPred mesecem

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

  101. Jayvee Guinto

    Jayvee GuintoPred mesecem

    The mission would be more exciting if it's a human mission but it would be sadder if something wrong happens.

  102. Barb Cole Tranquility Himalayans

    Barb Cole Tranquility HimalayansPred mesecem

    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

  103. Gretchen Margret

    Gretchen MargretPred mesecem

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

  104. Rosel Hepp

    Rosel HeppPred mesecem

    hoover dam and end ...........

  105. fersup2

    fersup2Pred mesecem

    i cant even think in normal engeniering haha!

  106. Pawan Ramnarain

    Pawan RamnarainPred mesecem


  107. En Why

    En WhyPred mesecem

    Lol "space" people aren't even close to reality...

  108. Guest Playz Roblox

    Guest Playz RobloxPred mesecem

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

  109. Landen Miles

    Landen MilesPred mesecem

    Your gay if you dont like

  110. Jacob Goldberg

    Jacob GoldbergPred mesecem

    2:40 apert on the hersh mershin surface

  111. アダンAdn

    アダンAdnPred mesecem

    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)

  112. Croax Eskaton

    Croax EskatonPred mesecem

    Now this is what you call *REAL ENGINEERING*