The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
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    Amazing video, thank you so much for the hard work!

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    We are officially aliens to mars 🤯

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    NASA out there littering Mars, leaving us Europeans to pickup the trash :P

  9. James August

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    13:45 I knew it!

  10. Carlos Morales

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    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!!!!

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    I think Elon will be giving those samples a ride😂

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    17:47.. OMG, Isn't that Scroobius Pip?, That takes me back

  17. Filterdissman

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    Imagine finding Martian ruins?

  18. Gokul Payyanur

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    Why are they not using solar panels for energy instead of radiation

  19. Addy Sidhu

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    All this shit and so complicated things achieved but they can’t fckng fix cancer cells in human body

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    Meanwhile in my country: wait you guys can penetrated sky

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    Goodluck for the next mission in mers

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    Mars has its own UFO too. See it flying behind the mountain in 13:45.

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    I wonder when we'll make FTL possible.

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    Now...find curiosity

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    Now.....find curiosity

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    90 seconds max flight time 🤦‍♂️ What a shame 🤦‍♂️ Better stay on earth ya lazy helicopter 🚁

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    And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.

  34. Duran

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    Why wasting time on a dead planet like ugly Mars. They should focus on either building a massive spaceships 🚀 OR Go to valuable asteroids ☄️

  35. Duran

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    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 🤪🤪

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    Knowing that the rover successfully lands is great! No more suspense.

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    And soon starlink satellite constellation to Mars, along with pre-supply and infrastructure landings.

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    Just such a cool video to watch, thanks

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    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.

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    I hope that helicopter works well.

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    Eventual first steps? They have been saying this for decades.

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    Let us hope it delivers.

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    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

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    11:11 Aliens

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    Did you see the UFO

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    sounds like Perseverance has the same advanced technology as a Roomba®! 🤯🤯

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    11:09 UFO

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    13:45.. in the sky :)

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    So we can send a rover to Mars that operates off free energy. But still can’t power every house with free renewable energy

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    @Michael Conroy that’s what they have you believe

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    There is no such thing as renewable energy lol


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    People believe this bullshit? Lol

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    ...and you should use proper grammar when you write.

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    Yeah , Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover is Insane👌👌💖💖

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    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......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    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.

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    I thought that the whole reason we send perseverance up there is to rescue Matt Damon? 🤔

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    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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