See Perseverance's Mars entry, sky crane and landing in stunning 4K animation

Birt 8 feb 2021
NASA's Perseverance rover is scheduled to land on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. Watch its atmospheric entry, powered descent and sky crane in action in this highly detailed animation. Track NASA's 2020 Mars rover Perseverance: www.space.com/track-mars-2020-rover-perserverance-journey
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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  • And the Martians are thinking: "I wish those damn Earthlings would leave us the hell alone!"

    • gosh.. these stupid comments

  • I applaud them. Probably grew up as children looking up to the stars and dreaming. Life on an alien world in our solar system. Yet many alienate life on our own world in each other. Mankind.The day the military starts policing space, is the day we are doomed. Voyages, 1970's. Greetings from earth. Greetings from the children of earth. We are a peaceful intelligent race that wish nothing more than to communicate. Just don't invade our airspace. We will shoot you down or chase you. Beam me up Scotty. There's no intelligent life down here

  • Beautiful graphics

  • Fake. (Not the landing...just this high tech cartoon depiction of it.)

  • they said they wud also send a flying drone but looks like it got cancelled

    • It's under the rover's belly. It won't be released for another few weeks.

  • Fake

  • What an incredible mind blowing step in the exploration of our solar system, here’s to many more like this and to when people will walk the planets.

    • Someone’s been playing GTA

  • @ 1:08 oh cool it's got a dense atmosphere.........

    • “Resistance is futile” said the Borg. “We’ll persevere with it” replied the Rover 😂

  • Aliens: someone’s coming!

  • Why dis they cut off the end bit where the warden strolls over and gives it a parking ticket?

  • February 18th 2021...the day humans started to destroy the planet Mars.

  • the strange irony is most of the scientists are "colored" immigrants, and half of americans hate "colored" immigrants (including native americans)

  • Very cool!

  • OMG not another fake landing!

  • The engineering of the actual landing are truly astonishing. A sky crane landing a vehicle by cables after entry into the atmosphere. So many things that could have gone wrong and only one needed to. Yet is was successful. Just astonishing.

  • For the flat earters. Yes this is cgi

  • Hermosamente BEAUTIFUL.

  • Heat shield hit a Martian on the head, they are not happy!

  • Stunning cartoon.

  • Spectacular animation, good job.

    • hydrazine burns transparent, you cant see a flame...

  • “Resistance is futile” said the Borg. “We’ll persevere with it” replied the Rover 😂

  • Someone’s been playing GTA

  • What a feat of engineering achievement by NASA scientists !

    • Congratulations America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • This animation is totally Rad. Wow! 40 million miles. Mind boggling 😮

  • wow how did they get that video footage anyway

  • Amazing footage...how did they film it?

  • After all that and the sky crane falls on top of the rover.

  • fake.

  • Looks CGI .

  • In general the physics in this animation suck!

  • what's with the sounds in space?

  • A younger version of me never thought I would hear myself say this but : what has this done / what will this do for humankind except satisfy some curiosity ? Couldn’t the VAST amount of money be put to better use than for sending back pictures of a desert ?

    • Take the money, feed the poor, so that they can eat, live, fornicate and make more of....the poor. I'm gunna go with the Mars lander, instead.

    • Rover find water, Houston and Texas needs Fresh Water.

  • And to imagine, all the minds, hearts and souls that came together and MADE THIS HAPPEN on Mars!!! Then I look here down here on this Blue Dot called Earth...This is ONE math problem that's going to take some serious Super Natural focusing to land here on Earth and stabilize our own atmosphere of sorts.

  • hydrazine burns transparent, you cant see a flame...

  • It’s almost difficult to believe that that is an animated version of reality.

  • Is it really so bright on Mars?

  • There is no sound in space.

  • Wouldn't it be funny if the shell landed on top of the rover?

  • Pretty incredible technology

  • There's no sound heard in space.

    • Mars does have an atmosphere: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Mars

  • In a few years wearing VR helmut will gives us a more realistic experience than actually being there.

    • "the goddamn Germans got nothing to do with it" Buford T. Justice of Texas

  • Who the heck took the pictures of the landing. They are the hero’s, way to go gals.

  • People who believe any of this , wear a mask and have given up their freedom ! NASA = NAZI . Don't be fooled by the cartoons .

    • Yes, I suppose that you would know , just keep taking your pills herbert !

  • Amazing technology, we have the ability to send craft to other planets, apparently if their is other life in the universe,we’re told theirs no way they have the ability to come here.

    • Now....where's the Walmart?

  • Boy did you get the exhaust wrong !!!!

  • Reeks of shit.

  • That was my mate John videoing this stuff on his iphone

  • Rover find water, Houston and Texas needs Fresh Water.

  • Was this covered by the fake news agency

  • no Martians were injured making this video

  • Too bad you couldn't put the Star Trek theme for a few seconds at the first of this... :)

  • Where does the actual drone that dropped off the Rover go? Does it just get destroyed somewhere else !? What a waste if so??

    • It has one job. You could say that the rocket boosters that got it off of Earth were a waste too, by that metric.

  • don't want to see animation !!

  • Hollywood must have spent a bucket-load of money to build a set as big as Mars. It's obviously deep under Coober Pedy in Australia. That's why all those Aussies live underground there. They're the film-crew. Of course, they'll all be killed to stop them talking. Severed. Permanently. That's why the project is called: 'Per-severance.' Simple logic. (I hope they get all the shadows right this time.) 😉

  • Why dis they cut off the end bit where the warden strolls over and gives it a parking ticket?

  • Big Up to the Americans, some spectacular engineering and mind-blowing achievements......#Respect

  • It is hard to believe that those reverse rockets, did not burn those wheels off. I love those sounds toward the end, the wind, sounds like when I go solo camping in the desert with nothing for miles.

  • Like always, only animation

  • Now....where's the Walmart?

  • I think I see a Starbucks at 2:33

  • Bravo.

  • I think our long ago ancestors came from Mars. It is time for us to go back.

    • Yes as in 'Mission to Mars' staring Lieutenant Dan...👽

  • This is better than any shit Jar Jar Hackrams has directed in his scifi attempt at wannabe directing.

  • And where does the trash wind up?

  • now what?

    • I would have thought the chute opening would leave a lot to chance where it landed.. Don’t know how they do it, genius....

  • So you're saying the only place this actually happened is in the cartoon you created? Uh huh!

    • Video: 4k Thumbnail: Corrupted

  • _Now all I have to do is find myself a nice, clean gas station._

  • It's extremely unlikely that this has happened. Spacecraft was traveling at 24,000 MPH. Atmosphere is almost nonexistent (maximum density at surface is less than 1% of Earth's), and is only about 100 km. Time in the atmosphere would be miliseconds, maybe a couple of seconds if traveling parallel to surface, which is not realistic due to Mars' curvature. Just not buying that crap. The cartoons are nice, though, good job.

    • @John Miller the reported average speed is ~24000 mph. then it will slow down to 12000 mph. You would need to shoot fire from more than 300 gallons of jet fuel in the direction of travel, which is like spitting upward. And that is just for the mass of the rover. I can't even find the mass of the drone with the thrusters, or the heat shield. It would be easily 3 times the mass, 3 times the energy, ~1000 gallons, not even counting the mass of the rocket. Plus the fuel needed to make adjustments in the direction. And then how is it supposed to get back to earth? do they have another cape canaveral installed in mars? Not a chance. And there is no solid evidence provided, only animations, and pictures of a desert.

    • It was traveling 7,000 MPH - not 24,000 MPH - when it reached Mars.

  • Mars probably still is like this all we ever see is cgi or air brushed pics to cover wat really is going on isprofile.info/pac/iGygYX6mooi2hak/v-deo.html isprofile.info/pac/iGygYX6mooi2hak/v-deo.html

  • What happens to the sky crane after it drops Perseverance ?

    • @Daniel Padova its gonna be a different mission with a different space craft. idrk a lot about it.

    • @Minicoot I understand that Perseverance is supposed to return samples to earth. How is that task going to be accomplished?

    • it crashes

  • Aladeen - 'it's not pointy...' 😂😂😂👌🏼

  • To boldy go 🖖

  • So how do we know that it's all just not animation

  • I SEE FAKE NEWS, YOU DO THE MATH, THIS SHIT DOES NOT ADD UP

    • Yeah, like you can do math.

  • We didn't land on the moon either.

    • Buzz Aldrin's fist has something to say about that.

  • I thought we already had rovers on Mars???

  • America is one crazy country. On one hand it can achieve these great scientific feats which are a credit to mankind - yet at the same time it is home to some of the biggest morons on the planet (see January 6th...)

    • Ethan Grant Trouble is, Trump may have gone - but his supporters are still there...

    • And all 4 years preceding

  • so, did the sky crane just fly off someplace and crash?

    • Yeah like man litters the ocean they have done same for decades in space

    • yes

  • Video: 4k Thumbnail: Corrupted

  • I would have thought the chute opening would leave a lot to chance where it landed.. Don’t know how they do it, genius....

    • @jackpast No GPS but something called Terrain Relative Navigation where photos of the landscape below are quickly taken and compared to maps in the computer memory in order to direct the Descent Vehicle to a safe landing spot. It would be good to have a Mars GPS network, though.

    • Just guessing but the rockets that fired after the chute was released probably had some maneuvering abilities. Wouldn’t be surprised if GPS satellites were orbiting Mars for years and guided Perseverance where they wanted it. I’m just in awe of what can be done autonomously.

  • JPT. crappy graphics

  • So this is what they're giving us, fake CGI? Where's the original footage with sound? They said that this time, the probe was able to capture the actual landing on video and with sound, since Perseverance is the first probe equipped with a microphone. Where's that footage? They had to pay and entire team of 3D artist for this fake CGI video. Imagine if they would have invested that money into something more useful and practical, and given us the original footage. Come on NASA, you can do better than this.

    • Here's the footage I was looking for. Was this so much to ask for them to release it sooner, or just show it to us as it happens? isprofile.info/pac/bZqvm4RrnmWspp0/v-deo.html

    • @Pete B Why are my expectations fake? I expected NASA to give us the original footage, not some artist rendition of the event.

    • No its real CGI, your expectations are are fake.

  • Very Kool !

  • It’s as real looking as the moon landing 😂

  • The silence after the landing.......

  • Why use rockets to land the rover instead of just another parachute? Is it just to be able to navigate to the exact location? The whole rocket platform lowering rover, untether then fly off seem rather complicated.

    • @Alexander Yap They got lucky this time. Heard they are 5 for 5 on Mars landings thus far. Wonder if that Tesla car is getting close to Mars yet?...

    • @Andy Evenson I know it's preprogrammed. But why use a complicated sequence of steps instead of just another parachute? If any one of those rockets misfire, the mission fails.

    • You see, it is all programmed into the computer, remember when they said the spacecraft was on it's own, it did it all by itself

  • What happens to the sky crane?

    • It litters space like man litter the ocean it's what we do

  • Perseverance is up there playing with its drone while waiting for commands.

    • I'd like to know where the sky crane flew off to.

  • Now playing "Life On Mars" by David Bowie

  • Technically this means that we have sent an alien probe to another planet. We are officially aliens now. We need to coordinate with silver jump suits before we become the laughing stock of all the other aliens.

  • Looks like the sequel to Tim burtons Mars Attack. "The Earth Strikes back"

    • Brilliant shots. Who sent the camera which recorded them . In colour. With sound ? Stunning photography.. thank you so much.

  • Not bad at all.

  • Just imagine an alien is captured on camera riding the rover on Mars as a Quad Bike

  • Wow. Gives me goosebumps. USA is amazing.

  • Those complaining about the sounds should know NASA actually has two microphones installed to hear it land in the atmosphere.

  • Another brilliant video from NASA at the mere cost of millions.....😂😂😂😂

  • gamera

  • Now Mars weighs a little more than it did and the Earth weighs a little less. Did anyone take that into account?

  • Stunning, for sure. I felt like I was riding along.

  • Instead of going to Mars should I put the money towards that people are struggling here in the US what’s a pandemic there’s nothing on Mars will never be there just a waste of money