The Launch of Perseverance to Mars

  • Julkaistu 30.07.2020
  • 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

Kommentteja • 100

  • Andrew Church
    Andrew Church 5 tuntia sitten

    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 7 tuntia sitten

    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.
    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.

  • Syed Faisal Hasan Kazmi
    Syed Faisal Hasan Kazmi 12 tuntia sitten

    Karen’s: nooooo u cant just punch a hole in the skyyyy

    Perseverance: ha ha rocket go brrrrrr

  • Christiaan Grobler
    Christiaan Grobler 14 tuntia sitten

    Effing epic.

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay 21 tunti sitten

    When you realise Elon is just a martian trying to go home

  • Ludwig Schwarzwälder
    Ludwig Schwarzwälder 22 tuntia sitten


  • Tyson Buhagiar
    Tyson Buhagiar Päivä sitten

    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 Päivä sitten

    take the poxy mask off derek,,,,

  • Hans Wurst
    Hans Wurst Päivä sitten +1


    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 21 tunti sitten

      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 Päivä sitten

    dame fools punching a hole in space is a bad idea now were going to lose our air

  • keithcessna1
    keithcessna1 Päivä sitten

    You are alone because everyone is on the other side so they don't have to look into the sun.

  • neejoy sola
    neejoy sola Päivä sitten

    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 Päivä sitten

    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 Päivä sitten

    1:51 look how happy he is. :D

  • Aledner_LW
    Aledner_LW Päivä sitten

    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 Päivä sitten

      a long journey discovery starship. With no goal of returning. Just keep going. A Star Trek kind of vessel ...

  • Agil Asadi
    Agil Asadi Päivä sitten

    You know what else changes your world view like that? WEED!

  • Deadbond
    Deadbond Päivä sitten

    What's amazing about fuel burning controllably 😅

  • Dwight k. schrute
    Dwight k. schrute 2 päivää sitten +1

    1:53 look at you

  • sherzod
    sherzod 2 päivää sitten

    1:54 nc hand raise 🥴

  • sherzod
    sherzod 2 päivää sitten

    1:54 wow there 😳 reminds me of someone who liked art

  • Gmail X
    Gmail X 2 päivää sitten

    A mask. So woke.

  • Rabbit
    Rabbit 2 päivää sitten

    What do you mean 7 month journey for them or for us 7 month cuz time goes faster in space

  • Sakonema
    Sakonema 2 päivää sitten +2

    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 2 päivää sitten

    Thanks, now I'm off to play me some Kerbal Space Program! 😎

  • Randy A MacDonald
    Randy A MacDonald 2 päivää sitten

    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 2 päivää sitten

    "Taking off from the shore of the cosmic ocean" - fkn love that

  • Karl Harvy Marx
    Karl Harvy Marx 2 päivää sitten

    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 2 päivää sitten

    Why does it turn east?

  • Barbara Houk
    Barbara Houk 2 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Raymond Monk
    Raymond Monk 2 päivää sitten

    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 2 päivää sitten


  • Gabriel
    Gabriel 2 päivää sitten

    What a big Sun glare there!

  • Bobbycartuner
    Bobbycartuner 2 päivää sitten

    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 2 päivää sitten

    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 7 tuntia sitten

      The rocket carries its own oxygen for combustion.

  • Thanos Killa
    Thanos Killa 2 päivää sitten

    I remember as a kids parents would take me to see the space shuttle launches

  • Abhinav Chaurey
    Abhinav Chaurey 2 päivää sitten

    That innocent laugh at 1:52 :)

  • kim jong illest
    kim jong illest 2 päivää sitten

    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 3 päivää sitten

    Why are you wearing a face mask in open air?

  • Baalaaxa
    Baalaaxa 3 päivää sitten

    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 3 päivää sitten +1

    It's just fantabulous

  • Zachary Peterson
    Zachary Peterson 3 päivää sitten

    Fake, the Earth is flat and NASA is a scam.

  • Catnium
    Catnium 3 päivää sitten

    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 3 päivää sitten

    Show him the High Tech stuff not the baby formula 👹👹👹

  • Harley Jackson
    Harley Jackson 3 päivää sitten +1

    So it has avgiant fist?

  • Robert Baird
    Robert Baird 3 päivää sitten

    Let Mars Sleep.

  • Appalachian Forge
    Appalachian Forge 3 päivää sitten

    So youre wearing a mask....why?

  • Bokmoh
    Bokmoh 3 päivää sitten

    You look like Sam Riegel, just more famous and better looking. Don't tell Sam though.

    TX ARGUY 3 päivää sitten

    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 2 päivää sitten

      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 3 päivää sitten +1

    Why do you wear a face mask?

  • Siddharth Singh
    Siddharth Singh 3 päivää sitten +1

    Meanwhile Coronaviruses:-
    There we go.

  • Kaleb Bruwer
    Kaleb Bruwer 3 päivää sitten

    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 3 päivää sitten

    Lately, I had the same strange feeling when I was watching the Neowise comet...

  • JT potato
    JT potato 3 päivää sitten

    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" ( 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 3 päivää sitten +1

    1:52 😳

  • Dr Vinson
    Dr Vinson 3 päivää sitten +1

    0:25 you’re in the middle nowhere. Why do you have a mask on? 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • leoanrdo quevedo
    leoanrdo quevedo 3 päivää sitten

    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 3 päivää sitten

    I like 1. The longer one is better

  • Ivan the Space Biker
    Ivan the Space Biker 3 päivää sitten

    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 3 päivää sitten +1

    kkk confirmed 1:53
    (Jk I love this dude)

  • Robbie
    Robbie 4 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Kim Son Luu GS ämne 7-9 Varagårdsskolan

    sounds like firecrackers but 10000 louder and it also flying like a plane XD

  • OpenSource Citizen
    OpenSource Citizen 4 päivää sitten

    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 4 päivää sitten

    1:54 just like the first German space enthusiasts.

  • Genilyn Lizada
    Genilyn Lizada 4 päivää sitten


  • Iggi
    Iggi 4 päivää sitten

    That sound just brings chills down my spine!

    JASPA 4 päivää sitten

    Now slam XD

  • Ricardo González
    Ricardo González 4 päivää sitten

    Really cool!

  • Ömer Faruk
    Ömer Faruk 4 päivää sitten +1

    1:55 WSJ is writing an article about you being a nazi right now..

  • jordana309
    jordana309 4 päivää sitten

    I've been to a rocket test firing, and I can confirm that when the sound hits's life-altering.

  • sagar khadka
    sagar khadka 4 päivää sitten

    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 4 päivää sitten

    When the world needed him the most, he returned

  • Samuel Charpentier
    Samuel Charpentier 4 päivää sitten

    You should really promote youre tiktok content here! There's some great, short videos that are as usual, super informative!

  • Methodical Fabricator
    Methodical Fabricator 4 päivää sitten

    It would be hard to ever remove the emotional impact watching a launch leaves on your being.

  • Matthew Crumley
    Matthew Crumley 4 päivää sitten

    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 4 päivää sitten +1

    1:41 Just a guy running with his Suitcase on Stone

  • eXitutioN
    eXitutioN 4 päivää sitten

    This looks amazing

  • Pavlov le vibe
    Pavlov le vibe 4 päivää sitten

    1:52 veritasium doing the hitler salute.... *I support.*

  • Ezekiel is a Pig
    Ezekiel is a Pig 4 päivää sitten

    I think that guy is a robot

  • Do It Wrong
    Do It Wrong 4 päivää sitten

    You can hear the emotion in his voice. That launch was amazing indeed.

  • Anurag Sharma
    Anurag Sharma 4 päivää sitten

    I thought theres no sky......its just space

  • Fedora Eagle
    Fedora Eagle 4 päivää sitten

    we...need to go. We need to leave this planet and colonize others.

  • Kate Bygrave
    Kate Bygrave 4 päivää sitten

    How come you were the only person there?

  • SikConVicTioN
    SikConVicTioN 4 päivää sitten

    Take your mask off you fool... Your saying your the only one there and you still need a mask? 🐑

  • kalpana rms
    kalpana rms 4 päivää sitten

    *Anyone notice the solar system on his mask?* 😷

  • Nitin Singh
    Nitin Singh 4 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Patrick Harrington
    Patrick Harrington 4 päivää sitten

    Love the new thumbnail.

  • sokin jon
    sokin jon 4 päivää sitten

    And some people still believe that the earth is flat 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • sanchai luardo
    sanchai luardo 4 päivää sitten

    I remember when I was on high school and we discussed about the solar system and galaxies, my teacher imposed a question that got me thinking. She asked why we, people want to explore more about space and other planets when we can't be 100% sure of what's inside Earth? No one has ever explored the entire ocean and there's still mysteries out there. On the other thought, I can't wait what amazing discoveries await for us on Mars!

  • لبنان الطائفية
    لبنان الطائفية 4 päivää sitten

    Thank you for sharing with us this amazing moment.

  • Дмитрий Романов
    Дмитрий Романов 4 päivää sitten

    1:52 от сердца к солнцу

    • sokin jon
      sokin jon 4 päivää sitten

      the text in the thumbnail "punching a hole in the sky" is going to catch the attention of the flat earth freaks that believe there is an actual glass dome firmament thing in the sky.

  • R Re
    R Re 4 päivää sitten

    Why are you wearing a mask in the middle of a field?

  • qgx 11
    qgx 11 4 päivää sitten

    There's no option to make a device secure against bad guys, but insecure against good guys

  • Brendan97310
    Brendan97310 4 päivää sitten

    Awesome, but not very exeptional for me because i used to live in Kourou in French Guiana where the Ariane 5 is launch. And almost every month i could be able to see from the windows of my house the rocket going up. x)

  • Finnion
    Finnion 4 päivää sitten +7

    It's incredible that we can actually send things to Mars.

  • Darecki
    Darecki 4 päivää sitten

    hold up, if science mission director isnt wearing a mask, and i believe he is some one crucial on this mission, so ... :D

  • TWSTF 8
    TWSTF 8 4 päivää sitten +1

    Word 👍

  • Oscar Estoa
    Oscar Estoa 4 päivää sitten +1

    for some reason FIchannel thinks that a person that I have been watching for a long time, watch every video until the end and not skipping one unless I make a mistake, is not worth showing in my home page, someone broke something I think.

  • Balyogeshwar
    Balyogeshwar 4 päivää sitten


  • SeemsLikeSomething
    SeemsLikeSomething 4 päivää sitten

    I recommend polarized glasses next time :)
    Also, I’m curious who the other spectator is 😆 only because there’s just one other guy Lol

  • Alan Couldrey
    Alan Couldrey 4 päivää sitten

    Uncynical enthusiasm for something actually pretty "awesome". Fun to watch.