The Launch of Perseverance to Mars

Jul 30, 2020
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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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  • the sun is so mbig

    MUAAZ BMUAAZ B6 hours ago
  • this clearly shows how efficient spacex rockets are. They barely leave a trail.

    PixelFXPixelFX9 hours ago
  • him blocking out the sun with his left hand is very memeable.

    bilinas minibilinas mini10 hours ago
  • I’ve always seen those launches from NASA channel or news channel, but watching your perspective is surreal. Reminds me that book of Ray Bradbury “The Martian Chronicles” I see this video and is like if I am an spectator seeing all those rocket being launched to colonize Mars.

    Balam Olguín GuzmánBalam Olguín Guzmán12 hours ago
  • Veritasium, I want to watch the rocket go to the mars. Please stop farting, its rude.......

    xPumaFangxxPumaFangx14 hours ago
  • I see no cracks in the glass in the sky. Round earth confirmed.

    xPumaFangxxPumaFangx14 hours ago
    • Искусственный интеллект или искусство интеллекта. Вячеслав Ушаков @

      bilinas minibilinas mini10 hours ago
  • wasnt the turn kinda too steep? It did a literal 90° turn in the air. I just dont get how it wasnt ripped away by aerodynamic forces

    Ezequiel CiamparellaEzequiel Ciamparella14 hours ago
  • Why are you wearing a mask?

    Terry WhiteTerry White23 hours ago
    • because its 2020

      Max sucks at gamesMax sucks at games16 hours 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.

    okow tinaokow tinaDay ago
  • this was launched with emirates

    Osama BayyoumiOsama BayyoumiDay ago
  • Congratulations to all the people that made this possible! Let's keep exploring, learning, and advancing technology!

    Southern ComfortSouthern ComfortDay ago
  • How many times did you sneeze while shooting this video?

    Sadman IslamSadman IslamDay ago
    • Karen’s: nooooo u cant just punch a hole in the skyyyy Perseverance: ha ha rocket go brrrrrr

      okow tinaokow tinaDay ago
  • Binod

    Sandipsingh DarbarSandipsingh DarbarDay 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".

    J CCJ CC2 days ago
  • This is going to be one of those videos I'm going to keep coming back to every once in a while.

    Alex CaptainAlex Captain2 days ago
  • I felt the same when I saw Jupiter for the first time from my telescope, it is fascinating

    D ND N2 days ago
  • Why does it sound like a lot of little explosion and not just a continuous sound?

    ViniciusVinicius2 days ago
    • incendible!

      neejoy solaneejoy solaDay ago
  • So glad for you

    Ignacio Martin Tapia VilchesIgnacio Martin Tapia Vilches2 days ago
    • take the poxy mask off derek,,,,

      neejoy solaneejoy solaDay ago
  • When you realise Elon is just a martian trying to go home

    aola wiliaola wili2 days ago
  • great - mr zurbuchen - born 30 miles from my own, but he is long time american now - hit us to mars - me to

    Andres StäubliAndres Stäubli2 days ago
  • Искусственный интеллект или искусство интеллекта. Вячеслав Ушаков @

    Vyacheslav UshakovVyacheslav Ushakov3 days ago
  • Why was this the only vid not in my recommended? Only vid I had to fetch off Chan directly :/

    Robert KlimRobert Klim3 days ago
    • and it's the Earth moving away from under it that gives us that illusion.

      aola wiliaola wili2 days ago
  • Goosebumps op

    prashant pandeyprashant pandey3 days ago
  • Not just a proud moment for USA but also a proud moment for the whole world. Congratulations Nasa! 💐👏

    alida flusalida flus3 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 ChurchAndrew Church3 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.

    Andrew ChurchAndrew Church3 days ago
    • 1:53 look at you

      alida flusalida flus3 days ago
  • Karen’s: nooooo u cant just punch a hole in the skyyyy Perseverance: ha ha rocket go brrrrrr

    Syed Faisal Hasan KazmiSyed Faisal Hasan Kazmi3 days ago
  • Effing epic.

    Christiaan GroblerChristiaan Grobler3 days ago
  • When you realise Elon is just a martian trying to go home

    doliio volaydoliio volay3 days ago
  • BIG DISLIKE FOR WARING A MASK FOR NO REASON !!!

    Ludwig SchwarzwälderLudwig Schwarzwälder4 days ago
    • @KC Gaming Google = FAKE NEWS !

      Ludwig SchwarzwälderLudwig SchwarzwälderDay ago
    • @Ludwig Schwarzwälder you can literally Google covid19, a disease caused by sarscov2

      KC GamingKC GamingDay ago
    • @KC Gaming BS !

      Ludwig SchwarzwälderLudwig SchwarzwälderDay 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.

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days ago
    • @KC Gaming There is NO pandemic !

      Ludwig SchwarzwälderLudwig Schwarzwälder2 days ago
  • Is what I hear on my speakers at home what it actually sounds like or is there some distortion in your microphone?

    Tyson BuhagiarTyson Buhagiar4 days ago
  • take the poxy mask off derek,,,,

    Roy CruseRoy Cruse4 days ago
    • @Roy Cruse bruh so you are willing to potentially kill people just so that you can feel 'normal'?

      KC GamingKC Gaming18 hours ago
    • Maybe in your new normal.... But hell no. Not in mine.

      Roy CruseRoy CruseDay ago
    • a poxy mask is better than no mask

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days ago
  • incendible!

    Hans WurstHans Wurst4 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.

      doliio volaydoliio volay3 days ago
  • dame fools punching a hole in space is a bad idea now were going to lose our air

    SpeedRiderSpeedRider4 days ago
  • You are alone because everyone is on the other side so they don't have to look into the sun.

    keithcessna1keithcessna14 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

    neejoy solaneejoy sola4 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.

    NROS2012NROS20124 days ago
    • gravity turn

      Max sucks at gamesMax sucks at games16 hours ago
  • 1:51 look how happy he is. :D

    Aledner_LWAledner_LW4 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.

    Aledner_LWAledner_LW4 days ago
    • a long journey discovery starship. With no goal of returning. Just keep going. A Star Trek kind of vessel ...

      neejoy solaneejoy sola4 days ago
  • You know what else changes your world view like that? WEED!

    Agil AsadiAgil Asadi5 days ago
  • What's amazing about fuel burning controllably 😅

    DeadbondDeadbond5 days ago
    • we launced a probe to mars

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days ago
  • 1:53 look at you

    Dwight k. schruteDwight k. schrute5 days ago
  • 1:54 nc hand raise 🥴

    sherzodsherzod5 days ago
  • 1:54 wow there 😳 reminds me of someone who liked art

    sherzodsherzod5 days ago
  • A mask. So woke.

    Gmail XGmail X5 days ago
  • What do you mean 7 month journey for them or for us 7 month cuz time goes faster in space

    depressedidiotdepressedidiot5 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.

    SakonemaSakonema5 days ago
  • Thanks, now I'm off to play me some Kerbal Space Program! 😎

    Moto MengyMoto Mengy5 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.

    Randy A MacDonaldRandy A MacDonald5 days ago
  • "Taking off from the shore of the cosmic ocean" - fkn love that

    ErikErik5 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:-)

    Karl Harvy MarxKarl Harvy Marx5 days ago
  • Why does it turn east?

    Swonk KnowsSwonk Knows5 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.

    Barbara HoukBarbara Houk5 days ago
    • the flu has a death rate of 0.002% while covid has a death rate of at least 0.1%

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 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 ...

    Raymond MonkRaymond Monk5 days ago
  • THE EARTH IS FLAT 🤡🤡🤡

    Jesse CarverJesse Carver5 days ago
    • so is your brain

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days ago
    • So are you

      Frede CarlslundFrede Carlslund5 days ago
  • What a big Sun glare there!

    GabrielGabriel5 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.

    BobbycartunerBobbycartuner5 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?

    Mer KinMer Kin5 days ago
    • The rocket carries its own oxygen for combustion.

      Kel DuckKel Duck3 days ago
  • I remember as a kids parents would take me to see the space shuttle launches

    Thanos KillaThanos Killa6 days ago
  • That innocent laugh at 1:52 :)

    Abhinav ChaureyAbhinav Chaurey6 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 😑

    kim jong illestkim jong illest6 days ago
  • Why are you wearing a face mask in open air?

    Finding TruthFinding Truth6 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.

    BaalaaxaBaalaaxa6 days ago
  • It's just fantabulous

    Quanta CosmosQuanta Cosmos6 days ago
  • Fake, the Earth is flat and NASA is a scam.

    Zachary PetersonZachary Peterson6 days ago
    • Oof

      Frede CarlslundFrede Carlslund5 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)

    CatniumCatnium6 days ago
  • Show him the High Tech stuff not the baby formula 👹👹👹

    Mike HoodMike Hood6 days ago
  • So it has avgiant fist?

    Harley JacksonHarley Jackson6 days ago
  • Let Mars Sleep.

    Robert BairdRobert Baird6 days ago
  • So youre wearing a mask....why?

    Appalachian ForgeAppalachian Forge6 days ago
    • @KC Gaming cant wear a mask while carrying a firearm

      Appalachian ForgeAppalachian Forge2 days ago
    • @Appalachian Forge ok, but when the virus strikes your town start wearing a mask to protect other people.

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days 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

      Appalachian ForgeAppalachian Forge2 days ago
    • @Appalachian Forge bruh look up covid 19

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days ago
    • @KC Gaming aint nothin going on round here

      Appalachian ForgeAppalachian Forge2 days ago
  • You look like Sam Riegel, just more famous and better looking. Don't tell Sam though.

    BokmohBokmoh6 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.

    TX ARGUYTX ARGUY6 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

      Frede CarlslundFrede Carlslund5 days ago
  • Why do you wear a face mask?

    Daniel ArcherDaniel Archer6 days ago
  • 1:53 Meanwhile Coronaviruses:- There we go.

    Siddharth SinghSiddharth Singh6 days ago
    • literally no one is there so why does it matter to you

      Glitchy Windows 3.1Glitchy Windows 3.16 days ago
  • My neighbour brought his bin back in at 0:39 and I was like: That's a weird rocket. oh.

    Kaleb BruwerKaleb Bruwer6 days ago
  • Lately, I had the same strange feeling when I was watching the Neowise comet...

    Jean-Noel AvilaJean-Noel Avila6 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?

    JT potatoJT potato6 days ago
  • 1:52 😳

    buena serabuena sera6 days ago
  • 0:25 you’re in the middle nowhere. Why do you have a mask on? 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Dr VinsonDr Vinson6 days ago
    • @בשר העניין no, to help prevent the spread of covid

      KC GamingKC Gaming2 days ago
    • @בשר העניין You then why you following him?

      Frede CarlslundFrede Carlslund5 days ago
    • to guide the sheeple

      בשר הענייןבשר העניין5 days ago
  • damn i missed it i only got to see the smoke from my car, the launch was pretty early in the window

    leoanrdo quevedoleoanrdo quevedo6 days ago
  • I like 1. The longer one is better

    mixio hilimixio hili7 days ago
  • The shadows cast by the rocket trail at 2:05 really adds to the perspective of how high up the rocket went

    Ivan the Space BikerIvan the Space Biker7 days ago
  • kkk confirmed 1:53 (Jk I love this dude)

    Varun SharmaVarun Sharma7 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.

    RobbieRobbie7 days ago
    • This looks amazing

      mixio hilimixio hili7 days ago
  • sounds like firecrackers but 10000 louder and it also flying like a plane XD

    Kim Son Luu GS ämne 7-9 VaragårdsskolanKim Son Luu GS ämne 7-9 Varagårdsskolan7 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.

    OpenSource CitizenOpenSource Citizen7 days ago
  • 1:54 just like the first German space enthusiasts.

    tveklövejtveklövej7 days ago
  • Wow

    Genilyn LizadaGenilyn Lizada7 days ago
  • That sound just brings chills down my spine!

    IggiIggi7 days ago
  • Now slam XD

    JASPAJASPA7 days ago
  • Really cool!

    Ricardo GonzálezRicardo González7 days ago
  • 1:55 WSJ is writing an article about you being a nazi right now..

    Ömer FarukÖmer Faruk7 days ago
  • I've been to a rocket test firing, and I can confirm that when the sound hits you...it's life-altering.

    jordana309jordana3097 days ago
  • Another masterpiece takes off for mars. I feel there will come a time when single engineer will be able to make spacecraft.

    sagar khadkasagar khadka7 days ago
  • When the world needed him the most, he returned

    Prabath HemachandraPrabath Hemachandra7 days ago
  • You should really promote youre tiktok content here! There's some great, short videos that are as usual, super informative!

    Samuel CharpentierSamuel Charpentier7 days ago
  • It would be hard to ever remove the emotional impact watching a launch leaves on your being.

    Methodical FabricatorMethodical Fabricator7 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.

    Matthew CrumleyMatthew Crumley7 days ago
  • 1:41 Just a guy running with his Suitcase on Stone

    PoisonedMindPoisonedMind7 days ago
  • This looks amazing

    eXitutioNeXitutioN7 days ago
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