Landing On Mars Like You've Never Seen It Before

Vitenskap og teknologi

Perseverance had 6 engineering cameras on it which were active during descent and landing to document the process in more detail than we'd ever seen before. The engineers had never seen their skycrane at work before since it was impossible to test on Earth.
In the end only 5 of the cameras worked, and the microphone failed to record anything during the descent. But the results are still spectacular!


  • Damon Dark Web Series: All Episodes
    Damon Dark Web Series: All Episodes3 dager siden

    Dan Dare wasn't in it!

  • DevinDTV
    DevinDTV17 dager siden

    i don't get the logic behind where the pie slices start and begin for the code on the parachute. seems a bit arbitrary

  • Matthew Stull
    Matthew Stull18 dager siden

    So those aren't combustion thrusters???

  • Matthew Stull
    Matthew Stull18 dager siden

    I hope the parachute is biodegradable !!! hahhaah

  • Matthew Stull
    Matthew Stull18 dager siden

    Why is a heat shield necessary?

  • Matthew Stull
    Matthew Stull18 dager siden

    Do they even do chemtrails in Nevada ??? hahahahah

  • James Behling
    James BehlingMåned siden

    Hydrazine decomposes. It is not a combustion or oxidation process, so there is no flame. Hydrogen Peroxide is the same way.

  • James Behling
    James BehlingMåned siden

    Skycrane is not a piece of hardware, it is a maneuver. Descent Stage is the proper name for the device.

  • Michael
    MichaelMåned siden

    The SNP will create a Scottish Interplanetary Landing Program

  • Andy Deighton
    Andy DeightonMåned siden

    Scott - are we expecting Perseverance to send any more video from the surface, or is it all stills from here on?

  • blaze
    blazeMåned siden

    This video is so precise. Why are you not using the metric system when you explain things?

  • Iguana Pete
    Iguana PeteMåned siden

    Just can't wait to trash another planet.

  • joe smith
    joe smithMåned siden

    It's all amazing and all... I'm just heartbroken to see accomplished scientists happily go along with the mask/distancing BS. They know, like most thinking people, that virologists wear sealed space-suits with their own oxygen supply for the same reasons mask manufacturers put right on the box that they are USELESS as protection from any virus, including Covid (if they are made in the USA, anyway. Chinese manufacturers tend to leave out that part). A "naturally occurring pathogen" cannot be patented like Covid was. Look it up. When will this BS end? When will people wise-up? I wanted to put this comment on a NASA video but they disabled comments.

  • Turalcar
    TuralcarMåned siden

    12:29 ...I want to smell dark matter

  • David Gretlein
    David GretleinMåned siden

    Wouldn’t the sound spectrum shift if the medium the sound waves are traveling in isn’t “air” ( mostly carbon dioxide compared to mostly nitrogen and oxygen )?

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  • Reese Troup
    Reese TroupMåned siden

    🙄🙄 .. Boggles The Mind

  • Greg Sheffer
    Greg ShefferMåned siden

    I thought I heard a warbler.

  • David Koran
    David KoranMåned siden

    The Martians must think SkyNet is attacking...

  • Ray Maharaj
    Ray MaharajMåned siden

    Can you call imagine the horror if the second rover landed right on top of the first and both were destroyed? Lol.

  • Dylan Dreisbach
    Dylan DreisbachMåned siden

    I think the CGI was to make it look more exciting and what most people would expect to see. And when we see the real thing they can explain why you don't see fire.

  • オカオトコIan
    オカオトコIan2 måneder siden

    Never mind 'Landing on Mars Like You've Never Seen It Before'... How about, Beagle, and 'Landing on Mars Like You've NEVER Seen It'. Do you think that Perseverance could trundle over to look into it ...that landing? ...specifically the hole it created. lol

  • Dave Linihan
    Dave Linihan2 måneder siden

    Very informative! Thank you

  • Richard
    Richard2 måneder siden

    How far away from Perseverance is China's rover landing?

  • 2DEEP2MUCH 420
    2DEEP2MUCH 4202 måneder siden


  • E. Rose

    E. Rose

    Måned siden

    Buzz off kid.

  • Tahoma
    Tahoma2 måneder siden

    THOSE VIRTICAL TAKEOFFS (In the video) DID NOT USE JETS, THEY USED COUNTER ROTATING FANS... The X35 aircraft uses fans, not jets -- You have many viewers, you must remain responsible and accurate.

  • belly tripper

    belly tripper

    2 måneder siden

    @Релёкс84 TAHOMA'S ACTUAL NAME IS **KAREN!!** ***SHE IS ON A RAMPAGE!!!! LOCK YOUR DOORS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***

  • Релёкс84


    2 måneder siden

    I have several things to tell you: 1) Chill. Seriously, what the hell. Don't be so insane about it: your life goes on unchanged and so does everyone else's, so get over it already. Or alternatively, go all the way and file a lawsuit already! You already have the screenshot, what else do you need? Do you want the guy's address, or maybe the name of the school his daughters go to? You're making a fool of yourself on the internet. It's okay to be upset about something - that happens to all of us, but don't let a chilish tantrum take over you. 2) Nobody cares. This is just an illustration of a side note that isn't the topic of the video. This is a video about a mars landing which has little to do with what kind of planes are on Earth. 3) It's not important. The clip is merely an illustration and there is no explicited link between what is said and what is shown: he could have put up any clip of any plane taking off vertically to illustrate the point, and even if it weren't a jet plane that wouldn't change the fact jet VTOLs do exist. That's gonna be an issue for your lawsuit. 4) Last but not least: you're wrong. The engine used on X35s is of the turbofan type. It has fans for sure, but it's still a jet: the exhaust comes out the end, and that makes it a perfectly relevant for the point made in the video. I get the feeling you might be passionate, even emotional, about the subject of X35s - I'm not, but with 5 minutes of googling I found your tantrum was unjustified, as you were mistaken. Getting things wrong happen to all of us all the time, and that's ok - as long as you notice and aknowledge it. The maker of this video also makes mistakes in them every now on them, but it just so happens now is not one of those occasions.

  • Vikki McDonough
    Vikki McDonough2 måneder siden

    Wait, so did the microphone fail or did it not fail?

  • belly tripper

    belly tripper

    2 måneder siden


  • Vikki McDonough

    Vikki McDonough

    2 måneder siden

    @Scott Manley Ah, makes sense. Thanx. :-)

  • Scott Manley

    Scott Manley

    2 måneder siden

    It failed to record anything during descent, but was made to work again.

  • Vikki McDonough
    Vikki McDonough2 måneder siden

    ~8:00 - And, even then, there's _still_ a bit of glowing visible on the lower engine if you look carefully.

  • kh40yr
    kh40yr2 måneder siden

    Again,, crashing the Sky Crane. It could be commanded to at least try to set down easy,,even if right on the nozzles themselves. Then have another simple science package on the landed sky crane.. Hell, you could have a revolving neon sign that pops up that says "Eat at Joes" for the orbiters and Rovers to look at.

  • Jarred Young
    Jarred Young2 måneder siden

    Microphone, so why not put the microphone into a protected enclosure that also protects cameras and then releases the protection after the final touchdown? Why leave it exposed to the elements during landing

  • brostenen
    brostenen2 måneder siden

    My name is on mars. YAY

  • Hans GuckindieLuft
    Hans GuckindieLuft2 måneder siden

    The Numbers on the outer Ring arent just Numbers , everyone open google maps or Google Earth and type the numbers in as followed : N118*10*31 W 34*11*58* It will point to a specific Laboratory in the US

  • 1 Armstrong
    1 Armstrong2 måneder siden

    How can there be wind sound when there are no objects on Mars or trees for sound to bounce off of. On a windy day, a multitude of sounds can be heard outside. ... When the air speed increases, the friction over objects increases also. The process of friction can release sound especially as wind speed becomes very high. The friction between air and objects can produce whistling sounds and swooshing sounds. The sound bouncing of perseverance, 1 object will hardly sound like anything.

  • Andy Rodgers
    Andy Rodgers2 måneder siden

    Or maby those engines are so dark cuz there not actually engines and they r definitely not "on" So fake, so ridiculous

  • E. Rose

    E. Rose

    Måned siden

    So you can't type a simple sentence without making numerous typos but you're an expert on how engines work? Yeah, you're real credible!

  • Wilko Stomberg
    Wilko Stomberg2 måneder siden

    @9:37 This just reminds me that i'll never built a good version of that in KSP. Mine always sucks :D And never fits in the Fairing properly..

  • Lester Magnuson
    Lester Magnuson2 måneder siden

    If it played music over a speaker I'm curious to what it would sound like

  • Cmdr. Johnpooky84

    Cmdr. Johnpooky84

    2 måneder siden

    Probably like this...

  • niall brennan
    niall brennan2 måneder siden

    Nasa should hire you to do PR. This is a better collection and summary than anything they've put out :-D exciting times though. thanks Scott! Have you played Dyson Sphere Programme yet?

  • Gorg Iyk
    Gorg Iyk2 måneder siden

    Hollywood has made progress

  • E. Rose

    E. Rose

    Måned siden


  • Jet Mech
    Jet Mech2 måneder siden

    This is fake.

  • Nic Hunter
    Nic Hunter2 måneder siden

    Great now the flat Earth conspiracy theorists can use the lack of fire on thrusters to try and prove their stupid theory.

  • Scott Manley

    Scott Manley

    2 måneder siden

    They also use crepuscular rays to prove their theory because they don’t understand basic geometry.

  • jimareas
    jimareas2 måneder siden

    It would be better to put the message normally with the Nasa logo as well instead of that stupid secret message. That way if this thing survive and someone found it after thousands of years at least they will know who build it and send it there.

  • Rene' Meyer
    Rene' Meyer2 måneder siden

    Best thing to happen this year so far , keep it coming JPL and NASA!

  • Jim B
    Jim B2 måneder siden

    Looks like Iceland to me

  • Carrisa & Steve Innes
    Carrisa & Steve Innes2 måneder siden

    The meaning of the encoded message on the parachute is obvious: Trump 2024.

  • BuildingCenter
    BuildingCenter2 måneder siden

    Came for the camaraderie, stayed for the invisible hydrazine monopropellant exhaust clarification.

  • Имя Фамилия
    Имя Фамилия2 måneder siden


  • behzad raiszadeh
    behzad raiszadeh2 måneder siden

    Scott Manley, the extra moving object you commented about during the parachute deployment event is called the mortar cover, and is meant to be ejected with the parachute. JPL analyzes the trajectory of all ejected objects and makes sure nothing comes back and strikes the parachute system or the rover. An option would be to physically tie it down to the apex of the parachute, and some systems do that. In this case, the Mortar Cover is going to have lower ballistic coefficient than the parachute/rover system by design, so it continually moves away. In some earth based tests, the mortar cover has actually come back and poked a hole in the parachute. JPL takes no chances with such things with precious cargo.

  • aman thind
    aman thind2 måneder siden

    This is fake video cgi by nasa to public

  • Brian Hudson

    Brian Hudson

    2 måneder siden

    Just like all the orhers right? Just wanted to say thanks and Scott deserves more subscribers.

  • aman thind
    aman thind2 måneder siden

    They release picture to public after editing fake picture

  • NeonVisual
    NeonVisual2 måneder siden

    Dango Telta.

  • Ash
    Ash2 måneder siden

    Great video but you missed a piece of the binary code. If you look at the parachute top down it clearly states "Giggity".

  • فرضیات نامعمول
    فرضیات نامعمول2 måneder siden

    My friends, the truth is that this world is a theater, and before any intelligent creature enters this world, the angels prepare a new decoration for the mezzanine of this world. For example, Mars, Earth, Mercury, and Venus were all satellites for a larger planet, and with a few large collisions, the entire scene of the solar system changes and Earth hosts life, while previously other planets hosted life. You can see the effects of a planetary collision on Mars. Or because Mars itself was a moon, all the water on Mars was constantly flowing east and west due to its orbit around the big planet. That is why all the rocks on the planet have been mechanically eroded by the shallow water flow. Apparently, the solar system was not like this at all, and the orbits of Mars, Earth, and Venus have changed places. Or the three Russian probes that landed on Venus, not because of the planet's extreme heat, but because of biological destruction by aliens living on the planet.

  • Reiflexx
    Reiflexx2 måneder siden

    want to hear rover do stuff? We can hear mechanical stuff here on earth. What NO human has ever heard & I want to hear --- sounds of another planet!!!! Wind "noise"?, nope that's the Martian atmosphere.

  • Glen Chapman
    Glen Chapman2 måneder siden

    Best comment I have seen about the landing. "When are they going to stop landing in the desert and start landing in the cities" lol

  • Samuel Skala
    Samuel Skala2 måneder siden

    I think that object was just a parachute cap.

  • Piet Brookman
    Piet Brookman2 måneder siden

    Why does it all look so primitive as if somebody built it in a backyard garage?

  • mickavellian
    mickavellian2 måneder siden

    Can we Nickname this baby "Percy"? I am sure it will feel great when we all get familiar. AND NASA in the future you baptize them WE will nick name them

  • a w
    a w2 måneder siden

    Thanks for the tour. Was in depth and brief. Awesome channel.

  • James
    James2 måneder siden

    cant believe there was only one microphone!!!

  • tjai ricciardi
    tjai ricciardi2 måneder siden

    Another amazing video, thanks Scott !!

  • Chance Thompson
    Chance Thompson2 måneder siden

    Good job repeating almost to the letter, all the information contained in the press briefing.. The only thing I didnt get from the briefing was the message on the chute... The orange flames on the engines in CGI were done to visualize the rockets thrust tails..

  • Amal Sabu
    Amal Sabu2 måneder siden


  • Smart Engineer
    Smart Engineer2 måneder siden

    At 1:06 these places will be holly places for mars💥💥

  • JustBecause Gaming
    JustBecause Gaming2 måneder siden

    60's: we're walking on the moon 2021: i can hear some wind!

  • Ryan Guilfoile
    Ryan Guilfoile2 måneder siden

    Not buying it.

  • Squidge Lad

    Squidge Lad

    2 måneder siden

    Not buying it?

  • Niles Graham
    Niles Graham2 måneder siden

    The terrific vacation nearly exist because dungeon happily jump barring a shivering reason. long, craven moustache

  • aaa aaaowski
    aaa aaaowski2 måneder siden

    "better than touchdown in superbowl" yes. superbowl can go f* itself in the closet. being woke it could like it. 91 m vs 225 000 000 km. theres no contest.

  • Anvilshock
    Anvilshock2 måneder siden


  • 0ptic
    0ptic2 måneder siden

    idk if this is true or not, but i think that said they didnt include a mic during landing, but idk maybe im dumb

  • Windhoek
    Windhoek2 måneder siden

    If attention to details had a Scotish leader - Prince Manley.

  • papa bits
    papa bits2 måneder siden

    It was a commercial for McDonald’s

  • Julian Locke
    Julian Locke2 måneder siden

    Where did the assertion that "they only show us one camera" come from? The parachute images are clearly taken by two separate cameras.

  • Mark Jackson
    Mark Jackson2 måneder siden

    -- We're in the pipe, 555.

  • Zoomer 30
    Zoomer 302 måneder siden

    They are wishing you they hadn't done the Morse code thing with Curiosity, that just made it's wheel issues worse.

  • Phynx
    Phynx2 måneder siden

    That microphone will have a legacy as the to-current-date most expensive ASMR sound clip ever produced if the noise of it operating isn't overwhelmingly loud. Something about you talking about the rover's sound of crunching over the rocks and sand got my goosebumps a firin'.

  • Ned
    Ned2 måneder siden

    Really great!. Thanks.

  • Diego Alvarez
    Diego Alvarez2 måneder siden

    The wild cirrus largely name because belt empirically comb before a inconclusive gliding. cloudy, witty vault

  • ThompPL1
    ThompPL12 måneder siden

    5:27 . . . stunning color contrasts of reds/oranges looking down & blues/whites looking up !

  • ThompPL1
    ThompPL12 måneder siden

    3:36 . . . Yea for CRISM/HiRISE composite mineralogic + hi-res mapper images ! . . . I helped build CRISM.

  • ThompPL1
    ThompPL12 måneder siden

    3:07 . . . No one pointed out the anti-Sun Enhanced Backscatter which is a slightly brighter 'fuzz ball' seen locked to the ground as the camera video scans around.

  • Dana Durnford & Kevin Blanch debunked
    Dana Durnford & Kevin Blanch debunked2 måneder siden

    Giving flat earthers migraines.

  • jezus22
    jezus222 måneder siden

    9:26 there is no such thing like different physics ...even slightly.

  • Trebor


    2 måneder siden

    No it isn't, what he pointed out was that the effects were caused by two different mechanisms. As in they were not the same thing.

  • jezus22


    2 måneder siden

    @Trebor it is exactly like that, There is no different phisics like there is no bigger half.

  • Trebor


    2 måneder siden

    No,,, its nothing like that.

  • jezus22


    2 måneder siden

    @Trebor it doesn't matter what i preffer but how it is. to compare, it is like if somebody say "bigger half"

  • Trebor


    2 måneder siden

    Different mechanisms then if you prefer.

  • Nicholas Colding
    Nicholas Colding2 måneder siden

    Link to all the images?

  • Gavin Ward
    Gavin Ward2 måneder siden

    If arrival had been during a dust storm and the surface obscured, what would have been the fall-back position for the Terrain Navigation camera ~3:48 ?

  • BruceR
    BruceR2 måneder siden

    In other videos, I see holes punched into the wheels of the rover. Any idea Scott what material they are made from and why did they make them so fragile? Weight is the first thing that comes to mind. Thanks. Great interpretation of the photos by the way. You point out some things from the mind of an earth bound genius that others, like me, totally miss.

  • Ronald Ernst
    Ronald Ernst2 måneder siden

    exactly what air are they burning?

  • Squidge Lad

    Squidge Lad

    2 måneder siden

    It uses a monopropellant, meaning it has it's own oxidisers and doesn't need an oxygen atmosphere to run

  • Trebor


    2 måneder siden

    what are you on about?

  • Ronald Ernst
    Ronald Ernst2 måneder siden

    That's a bunch of ground up paper lad.

  • Dank's Delightful Gaming
    Dank's Delightful Gaming2 måneder siden

    I kind of wish with the way cameras or nowadays that we were able to get pictures and video of some kind of storm on one of these other planets... I'd love to see what the storms look like on Mars but then again it would probably completely destroy whatever technology they have there with how crazy the storms are

  • WacKEDmaN
    WacKEDmaN2 måneder siden

    mic on decent is quite lame.... what did ya expect to hear on the way down?.... woulda just all been wind noise... whats the point?

  • Drake Christensen
    Drake Christensen2 måneder siden

    When we see the closeup of the rover at the beginning of the sky crane maneuver, is there a missing bolt? I'm sure each bolt was put there for a reason. How important is it that one came loose?

  • Stefano Pinchetti
    Stefano Pinchetti2 måneder siden

    10:10 The first Universal Systematic Binding on Mars! Doktor Richter must be very happy now!

  • Chris Ward
    Chris Ward2 måneder siden

    It's just amazing to watch this. It placed the rover down so gently. Amazing.

  • andy parry
    andy parry2 måneder siden

    Another mission to Mars? They should have spent the funding money for this on landing on Europa, a planet where REAL life might exist and be thriving. ..but NASA have spent so much money installing communications satellites around Mars they have to keep going there to justify there installation costs. If NASA really wanted to find signs of life then Europa would have been target No.1. What happened to the "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills" ...... so let's just keep going to Mars because it's easy, because we've done it multiple times before. What's a matter, Europa too difficult for you NASA?

  • andy parry

    andy parry

    2 måneder siden

    @Squidge Lad You are pretty much confirming what I said, that they keep landing on Mars because it's easy in comparison. If they were serious about finding life, then Europa should be the target, not Mars.

  • andy parry

    andy parry

    2 måneder siden

    @Squidge Lad I know. But that's not the point.

  • Squidge Lad

    Squidge Lad

    2 måneder siden

    It is significantly further away, freezing cold and has a pretty much blank surface

  • Clinton Halunajan
    Clinton Halunajan2 måneder siden

    Where does the Ff. GO? Parachute Heat Shield The SkyCrane

  • H. H.
    H. H.2 måneder siden

    5:18 I feel like the ground should get closer a lot faster in video on the right (looking down from the bottom of the rover I think) whenever the rover is realeased and starts dropping. What's going on here?

  • Squidge Lad

    Squidge Lad

    2 måneder siden

    They make sure to let it down gently so the wheels and things don't break

  • crossrunnerxx
    crossrunnerxx2 måneder siden

    this is Fake video. Same as China.......This is a picture originally made by CG. .........................XD

  • Squidge Lad

    Squidge Lad

    2 måneder siden

    If you say so bud

  • ItsMe NoName
    ItsMe NoName2 måneder siden

    foooking animations. and they comnnect via internet? hahahaha must be a pretty big signal.

  • Bop


    2 måneder siden

    Its pretty irresponsible of your parents to give a disabled kid a phone

  • Apexxx
    Apexxx2 måneder siden

    Percy got a lot of cams on board. But as far as I know it, only 2 microphones. Thats weird and I think even stupid to be honest. And while we are at it. Why no two way microphone, just in case something needs voice command?

  • Apexxx


    2 måneder siden

    @Trebor You never know :) It would have been a great test to see if Alexa was able on Mars too. The NASA version of course.

  • Trebor


    2 måneder siden

    voice command? lol

  • The Milfennial
    The Milfennial2 måneder siden

    Old dusty Arizona. Where is Ennio Morricone's music?

  • Philip Berthiaume
    Philip Berthiaume2 måneder siden

    AAAAAAHHHHHHH>>>> Metric please, miles per hour etc etc have no room in space exploration. For goodness sake.