The Launch of Perseverance to Mars

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Veritasium

Veritasium

11 days ago

This was a pretty extraordinary experience - thanks to NASA for inviting me! The Atlas V 541 rocket took off carrying the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity the Mars helicopter at 7:50 am July 30, 2020. They should arrive in about seven months on February 18, 2021

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Osama Bayyoumi
Osama Bayyoumi 3 hours ago
this was launched with emirates
Southern Comfort
Southern Comfort 8 hours ago
Congratulations to all the people that made this possible! Let's keep exploring, learning, and advancing technology!
Sadman Islam
Sadman Islam 11 hours ago
How many times did you sneeze while shooting this video?
Sandipsingh Darbar
Sandipsingh Darbar 13 hours ago
Binod
J CC
J CC 22 hours ago
I remember watching the first space shuttle launch (my aunt was an engineer on the build, so we got special seating)... watching the first reusable launch vehicle take to the heavens. Oh... and my great grandfather was with us. He was born in 1884 so he was 19 when he read about the Write brothers flying the first airplane... and he got to see the space shuttle launch! My father is now retired from the Navy, but during the 70s, he was commanding the USS Ticonderoga when it plucked the Apollo and Skylab astronauts out of the ocean - I guess you could say my family has interacted with the space program since we landed on the moon... but I still remember the look of awe my great grandfather had on his face. It's a look you cannot fake. Here was a man who was around when man first flew... first used airplanes in combat... saw the V1s and V2s hit England in WWII... saw the first jet airplanes... was not too far away when the first jet broke the sound barrier... heard about the Soviet Sputnik in real time... our own lunar landing and Skylab space station... then the space shuttle. He passed away at 100 years old from the flu. His mental and physical facilities in tact, so prior to him catching the flu, we heard him explain history first-hand... but watching the shuttle take flight? I think that was where his level of awe reached the limits a person could feel. He was a great man who saw a LOT of history and thankfully ever became senile - he was sharp as a tack and taught my family many things that people only think of as "in the olden days".
Alex Captain
Alex Captain 23 hours ago
This is going to be one of those videos I'm going to keep coming back to every once in a while.
D N
D N Day ago
I felt the same when I saw Jupiter for the first time from my telescope, it is fascinating
Vinicius
Vinicius Day ago
Why does it sound like a lot of little explosion and not just a continuous sound?
neejoy sola
neejoy sola 16 hours ago
incendible!
Ignacio Martin Tapia Vilches
Ignacio Martin Tapia Vilches Day ago
So glad for you
neejoy sola
neejoy sola 16 hours ago
take the poxy mask off derek,,,,
aola wili
aola wili Day ago
When you realise Elon is just a martian trying to go home
Andres Stäubli
Andres Stäubli Day ago
great - mr zurbuchen - born 30 miles from my own, but he is long time american now - hit us to mars - me to
Vyacheslav Ushakov
Vyacheslav Ushakov Day ago
Искусственный интеллект или искусство интеллекта. Вячеслав Ушаков @
Robert Klim
Robert Klim 2 days ago
Why was this the only vid not in my recommended? Only vid I had to fetch off Chan directly :/
aola wili
aola wili Day ago
and it's the Earth moving away from under it that gives us that illusion.
prashant pandey
prashant pandey 2 days ago
Goosebumps op
alida flus
alida flus 2 days ago
Not just a proud moment for USA but also a proud moment for the whole world. Congratulations Nasa! 💐👏
Andrew Church
Andrew Church 2 days ago
Alone with four walls in Cairns, you’ve reminded me a rocket launch is on my bucket list. I saw us walk on the moon, a Falcon Heavy launch would be something to see, feel and hear. Meanwhile life on earth becomes more insufferable, an increasingly meaningless void without hope for more and more people every day. Forget about % lifting people from poverty, the total number of people suffering, in pain and agony with zero hope of a better life, is now MORE than the total human population when my grand parents were born. I saw man walk on the moon, age 11, this is what we’ve done. Sure, I’ll wait n see a launch, remind myself what humans are capable of, which makes what we have done all the worse, totally suicidal, the final motivator to head to Zurich for a legal self death.
Andrew Church
Andrew Church 2 days ago
Yes it is! (extraordinary) What was the early success rate for landing on Mars? Russians couldn’t do it at first. Yeah, Russia’s first success in reaching Mars crashed on Mars. www.space.com/13558-historic-mars-missions.html Most of their early attempts failed to make Earth orbit, some failing launch, so clearly general space travel problems nothing to do with difficulties specific to Mars missions, so my bad. Russian failures are NOT an indicator of how difficult Mars missions are.
alida flus
alida flus 2 days ago
1:53 look at you
Syed Faisal Hasan Kazmi
Syed Faisal Hasan Kazmi 2 days ago
Karen’s: nooooo u cant just punch a hole in the skyyyy Perseverance: ha ha rocket go brrrrrr
Christiaan Grobler
Christiaan Grobler 2 days ago
Effing epic.
doliio volay
doliio volay 2 days ago
When you realise Elon is just a martian trying to go home
Ludwig Schwarzwälder
Ludwig Schwarzwälder 2 days ago
BIG DISLIKE FOR WARING A MASK FOR NO REASON !!!
Ludwig Schwarzwälder
Ludwig Schwarzwälder 9 hours ago
@KC Gaming Google = FAKE NEWS !
KC Gaming
KC Gaming 10 hours ago
@Ludwig Schwarzwälder you can literally Google covid19, a disease caused by sarscov2
Ludwig Schwarzwälder
Ludwig Schwarzwälder 12 hours ago
@KC Gaming BS !
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
@Ludwig Schwarzwälder the virus sars-cov-2 is spreading around the world and there are about 20 million people who have been infected with it.
Ludwig Schwarzwälder
Ludwig Schwarzwälder Day ago
@KC Gaming There is NO pandemic !
Tyson Buhagiar
Tyson Buhagiar 3 days ago
Is what I hear on my speakers at home what it actually sounds like or is there some distortion in your microphone?
Roy Cruse
Roy Cruse 3 days ago
take the poxy mask off derek,,,,
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
a poxy mask is better than no mask
Hans Wurst
Hans Wurst 3 days ago
incendible!
doliio volay
doliio volay 2 days ago
The Launch of Perseverance to Mars ...But first, let me get a selfie. Tumbs up if you were really shaken up and impressed by seeing this.
SpeedRider
SpeedRider 3 days ago
dame fools punching a hole in space is a bad idea now were going to lose our air
keithcessna1
keithcessna1 3 days ago
You are alone because everyone is on the other side so they don't have to look into the sun.
neejoy sola
neejoy sola 3 days ago
can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go? That's who I am." - The Ninth Doctor
NROS2012
NROS2012 3 days ago
Cannot believe, after all of your years teaching me about misunderstandings in physics, you just said "It's turned to the East"?????? Rockets don't turn! It just goes straight up and it's the Earth moving away from under it that gives us that illusion.
Aledner_LW
Aledner_LW 3 days ago
1:51 look how happy he is. :D
Aledner_LW
Aledner_LW 3 days ago
Ok I'm adding "See a rocket launch in reality life" to my bucket list. I'm also trying to think about making a working electric rocket when I have brain knowledge.
neejoy sola
neejoy sola 3 days ago
a long journey discovery starship. With no goal of returning. Just keep going. A Star Trek kind of vessel ...
Agil Asadi
Agil Asadi 3 days ago
You know what else changes your world view like that? WEED!
Deadbond
Deadbond 3 days ago
What's amazing about fuel burning controllably 😅
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
we launced a probe to mars
Dwight k. schrute
Dwight k. schrute 3 days ago
1:53 look at you
sherzod
sherzod 4 days ago
1:54 nc hand raise 🥴
sherzod
sherzod 4 days ago
1:54 wow there 😳 reminds me of someone who liked art
Gmail X
Gmail X 4 days ago
A mask. So woke.
Rabbit
Rabbit 4 days ago
What do you mean 7 month journey for them or for us 7 month cuz time goes faster in space
Sakonema
Sakonema 4 days ago
The Launch of Perseverance to Mars ...But first, let me get a selfie. Tumbs up if you were really shaken up and impressed by seeing this.
Moto Mengy
Moto Mengy 4 days ago
Thanks, now I'm off to play me some Kerbal Space Program! 😎
Randy A MacDonald
Randy A MacDonald 4 days ago
About that solar eclipse: I was not there, but I am sure I understand in my gut what the experience would have been like in person. Best. Video. Ever.
Erik
Erik 4 days ago
"Taking off from the shore of the cosmic ocean" - fkn love that
Karl Harvy Marx
Karl Harvy Marx 4 days ago
I accidentally on purpose got lost in some woods and ended up closer than that to a shuttle launch. It really is an emotional experience feeling your liver liquify:-)
Swonk Knows
Swonk Knows 4 days ago
Why does it turn east?
Barbara Houk
Barbara Houk 4 days ago
How sad its not culturally celebrated anymore. This is a virus yes but NOT EBOLA. Its the level of influenza and the kids are not that affected. Only those of us elderly and with multiple illnesses have troubles. Vaccines not needed bc Diatomaceous Earths provides a multitude of probiotics but no monies for FDA & big pharmaceutical companies.
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
the flu has a death rate of 0.002% while covid has a death rate of at least 0.1%
Raymond Monk
Raymond Monk 4 days ago
I wish we had more private venture in space travel and discovery. 50 years of government only has moved very slowly at a snails pace. But now with a few private players we are moving forward with more missions and more aggressive goals. I want to see regular people with the opportunities to go into space. I hope in my lifetime we build and send out a long journey discovery starship. With no goal of returning. Just keep going. A Star Trek kind of vessel ...
Jesse Carver
Jesse Carver 4 days ago
THE EARTH IS FLAT 🤡🤡🤡
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
so is your brain
Frede Carlslund
Frede Carlslund 4 days ago
So are you
Gabriel
Gabriel 4 days ago
What a big Sun glare there!
Bobbycartuner
Bobbycartuner 4 days ago
For me one of those moments was when i saw the neowise comet passing by (July 2020). Looking at stars at the magnificent sky in Mazury (Poland) we saw the comet but did not hear about it before.
Mer Kin
Mer Kin 4 days ago
I wonder why the flame from the exhaust oscillates like that. Is it because the oxygen is being depleted for a short time and it takes a short time until the oxygen from the surroundings replaces the space of the depleted oxygen?
Kel Duck
Kel Duck 2 days ago
The rocket carries its own oxygen for combustion.
Thanos Killa
Thanos Killa 4 days ago
I remember as a kids parents would take me to see the space shuttle launches
Abhinav Chaurey
Abhinav Chaurey 4 days ago
That innocent laugh at 1:52 :)
kim jong illest
kim jong illest 4 days ago
I want to know how you got to go to that viewing site because i spent 91 extra bucks to get a vip viewing and there were trees in the way of the launchpad 😑
Finding Truth
Finding Truth 4 days ago
Why are you wearing a face mask in open air?
Baalaaxa
Baalaaxa 4 days ago
I'd love to see a rocket launch with my own eyes at least once in my life. I think it would be almost a religious experience for me. When I was a kid, my dream was to become an astronaut. I wanted to see the Earth from space, and witness the break of dawn and Sun rising behind our home planet. That'll likely never happens, but thanks to satellites, internet and other technology, at least we can all see the feed from ISS and from the point of view of all those courageous people working in space, for science. And cheers also to those working on Earth making it all possible! At today's world, I'd put all my faith in humanity on science; the people working for science are doing an important job, for us all. I wish everyone would live up to it as well, we should all do better.
Quanta Cosmos
Quanta Cosmos 4 days ago
It's just fantabulous
Zachary Peterson
Zachary Peterson 5 days ago
Fake, the Earth is flat and NASA is a scam.
Frede Carlslund
Frede Carlslund 4 days ago
Oof
Catnium
Catnium 5 days ago
amazing aint it this is one of the most new worthy things going on atm yet no one in the worlds cares enough to cover it in dept with journalism instead the news is all about the latest crime or politic's( same thing really)
Mike Hood
Mike Hood 5 days ago
Show him the High Tech stuff not the baby formula 👹👹👹
Harley Jackson
Harley Jackson 5 days ago
So it has avgiant fist?
Robert Baird
Robert Baird 5 days ago
Let Mars Sleep.
Appalachian Forge
Appalachian Forge 5 days ago
So youre wearing a mask....why?
Appalachian Forge
Appalachian Forge Day ago
@KC Gaming cant wear a mask while carrying a firearm
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
@Appalachian Forge ok, but when the virus strikes your town start wearing a mask to protect other people.
Appalachian Forge
Appalachian Forge Day ago
@KC Gaming i mean i know thats all you hear about but like no one here or ayleast in this town wheres a mask and we aint got no virus aint been the first case
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
@Appalachian Forge bruh look up covid 19
Appalachian Forge
Appalachian Forge Day ago
@KC Gaming aint nothin going on round here
Bokmoh
Bokmoh 5 days ago
You look like Sam Riegel, just more famous and better looking. Don't tell Sam though.
TX ARGUY
TX ARGUY 5 days ago
I’ve got some advice: Your videos are some of the most well researched and well presented on the platform and you’re very obviously intelligently gifted. Your wearing a mask while standing alone out in a field brings both of those statements into question.
Frede Carlslund
Frede Carlslund 4 days ago
2 things, I think it was both possibly because he was expecting more people, and to get through the message that masks are to be used
Daniel Archer
Daniel Archer 5 days ago
Why do you wear a face mask?
Siddharth Singh
Siddharth Singh 5 days ago
1:53 Meanwhile Coronaviruses:- There we go.
Glitchy Windows 3.1
Glitchy Windows 3.1 5 days ago
literally no one is there so why does it matter to you
Kaleb Bruwer
Kaleb Bruwer 5 days ago
My neighbour brought his bin back in at 0:39 and I was like: That's a weird rocket. oh.
Jean-Noel Avila
Jean-Noel Avila 5 days ago
Lately, I had the same strange feeling when I was watching the Neowise comet...
JT potato
JT potato 5 days ago
This is special and all, which is great. And I mean no hate to NASA, but I have to say this. Later, Perseverance got "Too cold in the Earth's shadow" (www.businessinsider.in/science/space/news/nasa-mars-mission-spaceship-in-safe-mode-facing-technical-difficulties-but-agency-not-worried/articleshow/77276200.cms). Even though Perseverance will be fine, isn't this something spacecraft have to deal with all the time? Haven't NASA already proven to us that they can launch reliably with minimal problems? What exactly happened to let this slip through?
buena sera
buena sera 5 days ago
1:52 😳
Dr Vinson
Dr Vinson 5 days ago
0:25 you’re in the middle nowhere. Why do you have a mask on? 🤦🏻‍♂️
KC Gaming
KC Gaming Day ago
@בשר העניין no, to help prevent the spread of covid
Frede Carlslund
Frede Carlslund 4 days ago
@בשר העניין You then why you following him?
בשר העניין
בשר העניין 4 days ago
to guide the sheeple
leoanrdo quevedo
leoanrdo quevedo 5 days ago
damn i missed it i only got to see the smoke from my car, the launch was pretty early in the window
mixio hili
mixio hili 5 days ago
I like 1. The longer one is better
Ivan the Space Biker
Ivan the Space Biker 5 days ago
The shadows cast by the rocket trail at 2:05 really adds to the perspective of how high up the rocket went
Varun Sharma
Varun Sharma 5 days ago
kkk confirmed 1:53 (Jk I love this dude)
Robbie
Robbie 5 days ago
Veritasium can't get a mask with a metal band??? Come on now man, there is zero point of having a mask with those particles rushing in where the metal band should be.
mixio hili
mixio hili 5 days ago
This looks amazing
Kim Son Luu GS ämne 7-9 Varagårdsskolan
Kim Son Luu GS ämne 7-9 Varagårdsskolan 5 days ago
sounds like firecrackers but 10000 louder and it also flying like a plane XD
OpenSource Citizen
OpenSource Citizen 5 days ago
Yes it is a miracle. NASA did something. If i was getting paid 20 billion dollars a year to do nothing i would have great Perseverance to. NASA should be ashamed, the only reason they got off their @ss, was cuz spaceX was about to bring their scam to everyone's attention. Thanks for the vid.
tveklövej
tveklövej 5 days ago
1:54 just like the first German space enthusiasts.
Genilyn Lizada
Genilyn Lizada 5 days ago
Wow
Iggi
Iggi 5 days ago
That sound just brings chills down my spine!
JASPA
JASPA 5 days ago
Now slam XD
Ricardo González
Ricardo González 5 days ago
Really cool!
Ömer Faruk
Ömer Faruk 6 days ago
1:55 WSJ is writing an article about you being a nazi right now..
jordana309
jordana309 6 days ago
I've been to a rocket test firing, and I can confirm that when the sound hits you...it's life-altering.
sagar khadka
sagar khadka 6 days ago
Another masterpiece takes off for mars. I feel there will come a time when single engineer will be able to make spacecraft.
Prabath Hemachandra
Prabath Hemachandra 6 days ago
When the world needed him the most, he returned
Samuel Charpentier
Samuel Charpentier 6 days ago
You should really promote youre tiktok content here! There's some great, short videos that are as usual, super informative!
Methodical Fabricator
Methodical Fabricator 6 days ago
It would be hard to ever remove the emotional impact watching a launch leaves on your being.
Matthew Crumley
Matthew Crumley 6 days ago
The part about realizing we're really on a rock hurtling through space really hit me because that's exactly how I felt watching the eclipse. Something about seeing the moon physically blocking the sun with my own eyes just made it all feel more "real" to me. The sun and moon weren't just abstract lights moving through the sky, but they along with the earth were very real objects moving through space. It was definitely the most awe-inspiring moment of my life.
PoisonedMind
PoisonedMind 6 days ago
1:41 Just a guy running with his Suitcase on Stone
eXitutioN
eXitutioN 6 days ago
This looks amazing
Pavlov le vibe
Pavlov le vibe 6 days ago
1:52 veritasium doing the hitler salute.... *I support.*
Ezekiel is a Pig
Ezekiel is a Pig 6 days ago
I think that guy is a robot
Do It Wrong
Do It Wrong 6 days ago
You can hear the emotion in his voice. That launch was amazing indeed.
Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma 6 days ago
I thought theres no sky......its just space
Fedora Eagle
Fedora Eagle 6 days ago
we...need to go. We need to leave this planet and colonize others.
Kate Bygrave
Kate Bygrave 6 days ago
How come you were the only person there?
SikConVicTioN
SikConVicTioN 6 days ago
Take your mask off you fool... Your saying your the only one there and you still need a mask? 🐑
kalpana rms
kalpana rms 6 days ago
*Anyone notice the solar system on his mask?* 😷
Nitin Singh
Nitin Singh 6 days ago
Mark my words: This time this Mars Rover is going to reveal us some pretty ground breaking results with existing microbial Marian life, presence of underground water etc.
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