The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

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Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Dylan Hennessy
3D Animator: Eli (social handle: TwisterEli)


Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage.


Thank you to my patreon supporters: Adam Flohr, Henning Basma, Hank Green, William Leu, Tristan Edwards, Ian Dundore, John & Becki Johnston. Nevin Spoljaric, Jason Clark, Thomas Barth, Johnny MacDonald, Stephen Foland, Alfred Holzheu, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Binghaith, Brent Higgins, Dexter Appleberry, Alex Pavek, Marko Hirsch, Mikkel Johansen, Hibiyi Mori. Viktor Józsa, Ron Hochsprung

💬 Comments on the video

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.

Author — Real Engineering


Less than 6 hours! Getting a whole new level of excitement enjoying this with my eldest now that he's old enough to understand what's going on. And watching your video will be the perfect prep. Although if he starts talking about becoming an engineer, you understand I'm unsubscribing, right?

Author — Medlife Crisis


Imagine being a Martian seeing this land
"Ohh here we fuckin go again, now we have to go back to hiding..."

Author — Gaming Norwegian


Easter Eggs in the video
2:14 U.F.O. in the background
2:22 Baby Yoda in the horizon
10:47 Real Engineering logo on the Rover

Author — Miki P


I can almost feel the satisfaction of the team members who helped this mission reach its goal. The amount of work, bravery, intelligence and sacrifice needed to pursue something so monumental is what drives me to pursue my own dreams. If not this day or lifetime, I will be happy to know before i die that there is future where I have contributed.

Author — Sion Marak


Goose bumps! AND it landed successfully!

Author — DIYTyler


The quality and density of that video is really impressive, thanks.

Author — Thomas Kundera


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

Author — Cat in the box


"As the countdown to mars continues, the Perseverance of humanity launching the next generation of robotic explorers to the red planet".

Feels deep.

Author — feel toofree


Dude, you really know how to deliver an inspiring introduction. Chills.

Author — Jazid Contreras


What an interesting time to be alive. How can you not enjoy it all!

Author — Marc Davies


Seems like there’s a lot of “insane engineering” going on.

Author — Tristan Möller


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

Author — Tristan


wow that ending was so wholesome my cold little heart gave a little thud

Author — No ThisIsPatrick


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

Author — Jayvee Guinto


The chemical engineering part makes me wanna cry
When I can't focus on my simple material balances wkwk

Author — Karma Akabane


This is by far the most interesting video I've seen in 15 years of youtube... I had to rewind several times to understand it fully.

Author — Víctor Segura


Real Engineering showcasing his new element, Tellurinium

Author — TimeBucks


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!

Author — ceebums


What an absolute marvel of human ingenuity

IMAGINE in the near future being able to send powerful ATLAS Robots to Mars

Author — Sinister One