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 13 days ago
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Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh 2 days ago
Amazing video, thank you so much for the hard work!
Lennon Mario
Lennon Mario 2 days ago
@Keegan Cyrus Testing it out right now. Seems promising :)
Keegan Cyrus
Keegan Cyrus 2 days ago
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Peter Parker
Peter Parker 3 days ago
@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
Sweetllew 3 days ago
@Peter Parker could you give me the link? It would be great to confirm or deny said evidence.
Carlos Morales
Carlos Morales 22 minutes ago
thank you for explaining this to china they love how America love to Bragg about there technology and then mad because they copy your stuff!!!!
Hyped Grails
Hyped Grails 38 minutes ago
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Thomas Mar
Thomas Mar 50 minutes ago
C-Games Hour ago
I think Elon will be giving those samples a ride😂
Jean-Jacques Fanchtein
Which country will send a mesage in space in the direction of a possible life in our Galaxy I am not a nutcase but I want to go into space as a guinea pig carrying a message that allows to send a living human body that would be the best gift to give for another life I have major health concerns I lost my son because of Covid-19 my life is behind me and I also have things that I regret I AM TOTALLY SERIOUS I AM NOT A DINGLE fanchtein Jean-Jacques Tran Truc Ly 6 Bis rue du Général Blaniac 47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot fanchtein.jean-jacques@orange.fr +33625746611 PS: I am also looking because I have heard about it from Guinea pigs for three months lying down for research preparing future Astronaut but I mainly try to leave without the possibility of coming back ****************** I'm not crazy shared this message Thank you 5
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Saw Casc 2 hours ago
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Manaf&Art 5 hours ago
17:47.. OMG, Isn't that Scroobius Pip?, That takes me back
Filterdissman 5 hours ago
Imagine finding Martian ruins?
Gokul Payyanur
Gokul Payyanur 5 hours ago
Why are they not using solar panels for energy instead of radiation
Addy Sidhu
Addy Sidhu 6 hours ago
All this shit and so complicated things achieved but they can’t fckng fix cancer cells in human body
2015_toyota_ avanza_with_some_mod
Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky
alimar marsar
alimar marsar 7 hours ago
Goodluck for the next mission in mers
RS Pb 10 hours ago
Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.
Commander [REDACTED]
I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.
Candeias C
Candeias C 12 hours ago
Now...find curiosity
Candeias C
Candeias C 12 hours ago
Now.....find curiosity
DJ J 12 hours ago
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Marko B
Marko B 13 hours ago
Lmao you idiots really believe this fantasy religion?
이정현 13 hours ago
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BananaDeVagina 15 hours ago
Indonesian Subs please.....
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 15 hours ago
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.
Arstotzka Ball TR
Arstotzka Ball TR 3 hours ago
Duran 17 hours ago
90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 15 hours ago
And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.
Duran 17 hours ago
Why wasting time on a dead planet like ugly Mars. They should focus on either building a massive spaceships 🚀 OR Go to valuable asteroids ☄️
Duran 17 hours ago
Leaving samples on the surface of Mars is the stupidest idea I have ever heard 🤦‍♂️ First, the sand storms will buried all the samples 🤪🤪 Second, if you are sending a future robots already, what not let them drill the samples themselves 🤪🤪
Jalal mjr
Jalal mjr 17 hours ago
Shop-made 18 hours ago
Knowing that the rover successfully lands is great! No more suspense.
Chip Simkulet
Chip Simkulet 19 hours ago
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Senthil Kumar
Senthil Kumar 19 hours ago
Great video with lots of information. Me and my son learned a lot and had a few debates as well. Small correction in animation at 16:24 - Please reverse the direction of rotation of the upper rotor. Once again looking forward to many more interesting videos. Keep going 👍🏼
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Bela Wangler 20 hours ago
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mike damon 21 hour ago
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Ryan McI 22 hours ago
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Civil Engineering Practice
Thank you, can i translate your video to Vietnamese.
adv20 23 hours ago
I had no idea there was a planet called Mers
John johnson
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Insane Facts
Insane Facts Day ago
wow... the real insane engeneering
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American Nomad News
If it works is it expected it could be taken from the Rover by early colonists to supplement their needs.
American Nomad News
And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.
Tiny Workshop
Just such a cool video to watch, thanks
Dusan Milanovic
Give us a real videos from MARS why are you alwice play this like stupid video. I bet,if you have a machine on mars,you must have very good and interesting videos.
Nixie Day ago
Intro song is "The Racer" by Tristan Barton
Anton Boludo
Anton Boludo Day ago
I hope that helicopter works well.
Anton Boludo
Anton Boludo Day ago
Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.
Anton Boludo
Anton Boludo Day ago
Let us hope it delivers.
Chi tose
Chi tose Day ago
My CPU fan is 2500+RPM sometimes I feel like my PC case doesn't touching the ground for a second
Warning Signs
Dusan Milanovic
Show us EARTH from MARS. Put the picture. There is so many lies about moon and mars,so many. And what is important is that wee pay them to lie us.
Great editing and great video
Cameraville Day ago
11:11 Aliens
Patrick Gleason
Excellent concise video, beautifully told.
Lol I got this for homework
Baby Yoda at 2:22?
Ulan Omurkulov
Mers, planef, flighf, heaf.
EnteFan Day ago
Did you see the UFO
knocknwalk Day ago
Narration: the Radioisotope Thermal Generator "produces alpha waves" - No, your brain produces alpha waves, the plutonium produces alpha particles.
Cameraville Day ago
If you go small enough everything is a wave
alitlweird Day ago
sounds like Perseverance has the same advanced technology as a Roomba®! 🤯🤯
Cryptonian Rifle
Tatalunin parin yan ng nga Pilipino 😁💪
jedbeddo1 Day ago
11:09 UFO
Ragnarok Day ago
Damn, Imagine having to make something that absolutely can not break. If the thought put into that thing had weight it would never leave the ground!
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dcoog anml Day ago
"Intuitive improvisation is the key to genius ! ! !" 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
True Neese
True Neese 2 days ago
Yay cartoons!
dcoog anml
dcoog anml Day ago
True Neese
True Neese 2 days ago
OniBojan 2 days ago
13:45.. in the sky :)
rasta man
rasta man 2 days ago
So we can send a rover to Mars that operates off free energy. But still can’t power every house with free renewable energy
rasta man
rasta man 11 hours ago
@Michael Conroy that’s what they have you believe
Michael Conroy
Michael Conroy 22 hours ago
There is no such thing as renewable energy lol
People believe this bullshit? Lol
Ado Lamont
Ado Lamont 2 days ago
Good video. You should just stop calling mars mers but other then that its nice
John Hazenhousen
...and you should use proper grammar when you write.
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Tamil luck 2 days ago
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jvilla008 2 days ago
amazing engineering
Maurice Cardinal
Maurice Cardinal 2 days ago
Makplang Vem
Makplang Vem 2 days ago
This idea is dumb, ambiguous and expensive.
Oluchukwu Orji
Oluchukwu Orji 2 days ago
José Luis Nieto Enríquez
6:35 Plutonium? wait a minute, are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear??? No no no no no, this sucker is electrical, but I need a radiactive substance as a heat source to generate the 110 watts of electricity I need! I see... mmm, did you rip that off?
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All-stars 40 2 days ago
We will be dead by the time humans are able to visit Mars, danger ahead! there’s no life up there stop wasting money spend that money on this planet to make it great again!!
Alondra Laureano
Alondra Laureano 2 days ago
Vivek Joshi
Vivek Joshi 2 days ago
ASSALIANT 2 days ago
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nikolaos stavrou 2 days ago
real eng,. you are wrong about the rc helis in that size rc heli blades can reach up to 2800-3100 rpms I know I have 7 of them.
nikolaos stavrou
nikolaos stavrou 2 days ago
@Kris Jeffries yes i am!
Kris Jeffries
Kris Jeffries 2 days ago
Your a nerd
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Raeez Njr 2 days ago
No one: This dude: "Myers"
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VOLT GAMING 2 days ago
We don't need wars to advance technology,we need space exploration to advance technologial devolpment
Absurd 72
Absurd 72 2 days ago
Yeah , Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover is Insane👌👌💖💖
Pulkit Sharma
Pulkit Sharma 2 days ago
Wow you explained simply .
tejashree kasekar
I think NASA should try planting tress or shrubs on Mars transporting water with the help of artificial intelligence machine for watering the plants so that we can come to know weather the life on mars last for forever or not, or human beings will find to survive a place on mars and the other thought of planting tress or shrubs on mars will be the open challenge and maybe the atmosphere on mars will change and provides with oxygen......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
co s
co s 2 days ago
Roger Stephen Roth
The engineering is impressive but what will be even more impressive is when we send humans to the moon and Mars and develop cities in the future as well space stations in space. That will be the most exciting thing I believe since the moon landing in the 1960's, which will excite everyone in the world in terms of major progress. I think we all need to pick up the pace and work to develop starships and super ships with light speed technology. The technology we seen in Star Wars and Star Trek which we view as science fiction has to eventually become reality, much like what we seen in Back to the Future 2 the films. It is not surprising many inspiring scientists take famous works for inspiration from science fiction to envision futurism for space exploration.
Omar Bejarano Gonzalez
So now you share your knowlage from your outer space investigation, hehe Nice! Thanks hey do you guys know Raymix?
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niduoe stre
niduoe stre 2 days ago
I thought that the whole reason we send perseverance up there is to rescue Matt Damon? 🤔
Gemaniacal 2 days ago
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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niduoe stre 2 days ago
Absolutely deserve the views, incredible video, and incredible channel as usual
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Sam Aulicino
Sam Aulicino 3 days ago
Wow! They finally figured out how to pass through the Van Allen Belt!! Maybe we can go to the Moon next!
John Hazenhousen
John Hazenhousen 2 days ago
sixthday creation
but "do not shavr your junk"