This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!

The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars. It has now landed and safely checked in with the rover. It should detach and fly within the first 30-60 days of the mission. I learned a lot getting to visit the drone right before it was mounted on the rover at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
How do you fly in 1% of Earth's atmosphere:
Have large rotors (they are 1.2m in diameter) and spin them very fast, around 2500 RPM (5x the speed of a helicopter on Earth).
Plus the aircraft has to be light:
The Mars helicopter weighs in at 1.8kg or around the same as a laptop. Every piece had to be stripped down for weight. Instead of using aerogel for insulation, the craft makes use of CO2 gaps between components. Even aerogel was too heavy!
One of the major challenges is surviving the Martian night:
Temperatures plunge to -80C to -100C so two thirds of the craft's power is actually used to keep its electronics warm. Only one third is used for flying. The estimated flight time is 90 seconds.
The craft can't be driven remotely, it will have to fly autonomously, using its own sensor suite to determine how to fly. The round trip 20 minute delay with Earth means steering the craft from mission control would be impossible.
Huge Thanks to Patreon Supporters:
Philipp Volgger, Chris Vargas, Ron Neal, Alfred Wallace, Colin Bellmore, Michael Krugman, James Knight, Donal Botkin, Sam Lutfi, Mohammed Al Sahaf, Kevin Beavers, Chuck Lauer Vose, Bryan Baker, James Wong, kkm, Manuel Zürcher, Tige Thorman, Jasper Xin, Leah Howard, Daniel Milum, Mathias Göransson, Stan Presolski, Lyvann Ferrusca, Arjun Chakroborty, June Kang, Listen Money Matters, Pindex, Joar Wandborg, DALE HORNE, Parker Linn, Roberto Rezende
Jonny Hyman was a legend in editing, animation, filming, and sound design for this video.

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  1. datKom.Mentaryo

    datKom.Mentaryo

    58 мүнөт мурун

    that i am here for the actually flight f drawn mars 2021.

  2. Joe Kendrick

    Joe Kendrick

    Саат мурун

    Here in 2021!

  3. uncle buck

    uncle buck

    Саат мурун

    Sneaky title change

  4. CRACKLES MCFARLEY

    CRACKLES MCFARLEY

    Саат мурун

    All this worry about HEAT/COLD. All you need is a Peltier or A small electric inexpensive coil heater. They have been worried about these COLD temps for 40 plus years. Stop thinking so much and get some off the shelf heating devices and tweak them. Hire 20 High School geeks and throw then $40 an hour and give big bonuses for least weeks, days etc. A LOT CHEAPER than a lot of useless $300K "scientists". Or even better is make these Rovers powered by nuclear heat. Get no more than 3-4 grams of plutonium and scale down the size and mass, SOLVED! Now rover can go faster and make them able to rove around for DECADES!!

    • John Jay

      John Jay

      51 мүнөт мурун

      Well then you'll be happy to know that the rover has 10 pounds of plutonium dioxide onboard providing heat and power.

  5. BILL POWER

    BILL POWER

    2 саат мурун

    Garbage.

  6. proage pro

    proage pro

    2 саат мурун

    thank god it flew

    • proage pro

      proage pro

      Саат мурун

      @uncle buck i agree i don't believe as well i just wanted to express that i was glad that it flew

    • uncle buck

      uncle buck

      Саат мурун

      Thank the engineers, a god had no play in this.

  7. Tim H

    Tim H

    4 саат мурун

    If the helicopter tips over does it have the capability to right itself back to its feet? Or is the mission over?

    • uncle buck

      uncle buck

      Саат мурун

      The rover could do it I suppose

  8. Aiden McCrillis

    Aiden McCrillis

    5 саат мурун

    bro it already flew post-covid

  9. Atharva Kulkarni

    Atharva Kulkarni

    5 саат мурун

    Is this ingenuity helicopter?

    • Zeen Daniels

      Zeen Daniels

      50 секунд мурун

      Yes

  10. Rene' Meyer

    Rene' Meyer

    5 саат мурун

    This is excellent , especially just after seeing it fly for the first time on Mars! Wonderful stuff!

  11. Antonio Ferreira

    Antonio Ferreira

    5 саат мурун

    I love how the title of this video keeps getting updated.

  12. Osh

    Osh

    7 саат мурун

    Am I the only one here in the comments who didn't know Mars has a local time 13:29 👁👄👁

  13. tj _

    tj _

    8 саат мурун

    i love the title update

  14. Amal Dev U

    Amal Dev U

    9 саат мурун

    And it now really flew on mars

  15. Deeshnu

    Deeshnu

    9 саат мурун

    And yes!

  16. Anton Voy

    Anton Voy

    10 саат мурун

    but you are comparing a big heli, with a small model.. you need to compare it to a toy, or a professional big drone here on earth, not big helis !

  17. Umesh Kumar Lodhi

    Umesh Kumar Lodhi

    10 саат мурун

    2 rotors in opposite direction don't produce opposite lift?

  18. Paul Carson

    Paul Carson

    10 саат мурун

    Incredible

  19. Nico

    Nico

    11 саат мурун

    Me:”keep smiling and nod..”

  20. Anuprova Saikia

    Anuprova Saikia

    11 саат мурун

    Well I was wondering how it flew on mars when this video was a year old but then I realized that it's just the caption that's changed

  21. Quester91

    Quester91

    11 саат мурун

    Aged like wine

  22. Just A. Name

    Just A. Name

    12 саат мурун

    Why is NASA at Devon Island?

    • John Jay

      John Jay

      51 мүнөт мурун

      Testing the rovers under harsh conditions.

  23. Jason Dohery

    Jason Dohery

    13 саат мурун

    707.7 millibars is equivalent to 10/000 feet. that is what was told in science magazines I read from the 1960 to 1974, now they are trying to tell us different from the probes sent way before.

  24. Gabriel Mendoza22

    Gabriel Mendoza22

    15 саат мурун

    We all know why we are here

  25. Innerspace Race

    Innerspace Race

    15 саат мурун

    Yo mama just flew on Mars

  26. SUPER COOL GAMER

    SUPER COOL GAMER

    15 саат мурун

    Why the fk this one year old video got recommended right after the helicopers flight????

  27. Cory Springer

    Cory Springer

    16 саат мурун

    regarding 5:15 what fishing line did they end up choosing??? My dad and I made a bet...

  28. Arun S A

    Arun S A

    16 саат мурун

    It's a historical moment. Thank you sir for giving this video.

  29. hisenberg

    hisenberg

    17 саат мурун

    Legend s knows he changed the title

    • Twilight reads !

      Twilight reads !

      17 саат мурун

      Yeah

  30. AdustoJake

    AdustoJake

    19 саат мурун

    Nice

  31. Nobody Knows

    Nobody Knows

    19 саат мурун

    April 19, 2021 - This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!

  32. Richard Detsch

    Richard Detsch

    19 саат мурун

    How high and fast will it fly

    • Nobody Knows

      Nobody Knows

      18 саат мурун

      It's really only a demonstrator at this stage. Sort of like a stripped down beer can as opposed to say, an Apache. It will have only a limited number of planned missions, mostly testing the autonomous navigation system. Low and slow, to answer your actual question, and not very far, either - the total flight time is 90 seconds for each hop.

  33. Jack L

    Jack L

    20 саат мурун

    First comment of the Flight Era of this video!!!!!

  34. RockinRowl Gaming

    RockinRowl Gaming

    21 саат мурун

    I'm from the future, edit the title again. This Helicopter flew 10km on Mars.

  35. Nayeem Sharif

    Nayeem Sharif

    23 саат мурун

    It flew 🎉🎉🎉👏👏

  36. Ilham H

    Ilham H

    23 саат мурун

    Graawedj !

  37. SmishSmish

    SmishSmish

    23 саат мурун

    Will they be able to use the helicopter to dust of the rover, if it ever gets to much dust on the solars?

    • Zeen Daniels

      Zeen Daniels

      21 саат мурун

      Perseverance doesn't have solar panels, it's nuclear powered.

  38. pantha

    pantha

    23 саат мурун

    90s? what a joke.

  39. Peter Andersson

    Peter Andersson

    Күн мурун

    Congratulations to MiMi Aung and her team at JPL: such a fantastic achievement!

  40. Buff Weeb

    Buff Weeb

    Күн мурун

    Veritasium: I’m about to do what’s called a pro gamer move *proccedes to change title*

  41. Friday Californiaa

    Friday Californiaa

    Күн мурун

    Great job, JPL =)

  42. blazing curent

    blazing curent

    Күн мурун

    Sneaky title vhang well done

  43. Milan Boons

    Milan Boons

    Күн мурун

    The title changed from now on Mars to flew on Mars

  44. brianuuuSonic Reborn

    brianuuuSonic Reborn

    Күн мурун

    How many times is he gonna rename this video every time Ingenuity does something? lol

    • brianuuuSonic Reborn

      brianuuuSonic Reborn

      4 саат мурун

      @Srpalomo5 This Helicopter is going to Mars or something, and then This Helicopter is now on Mars, now this

    • Srpalomo5

      Srpalomo5

      5 саат мурун

      How was it named before?

  45. norweeg

    norweeg

    Күн мурун

    I’m here to see the title change again for today. 😊

  46. Steve Lowe

    Steve Lowe

    Күн мурун

    40 years ago at the age of 19 ish, I was building complex radio controlled model helicopters. Many people told me to grow up ,and stop playing with toys! like a pratt I listened; What an amazing achievement in tec

  47. Introvert Airways

    Introvert Airways

    Күн мурун

    Ingenuity has now successfully flown on Mars! Congrats NASA!

  48. irateinwit

    irateinwit

    Күн мурун

    who is here NOW

  49. John Wood

    John Wood

    Күн мурун

    90 seconds? They should get a good view of the rover. :(

  50. LordofWolves

    LordofWolves

    Күн мурун

    Love the name change

  51. 「CELLO KID」

    「CELLO KID」

    Күн мурун

    Title update. Mad respect

  52. A3Kr0n

    A3Kr0n

    Күн мурун

    I'm sitting wondering how I could watch this years ago but it only flew the other day? I feel a phase shift in my time continuum. Also, the first thing I do with my drones is crash them just to get that out of the way.

  53. Kevin Luo

    Kevin Luo

    Күн мурун

    Time to change the title... Ah beat me to it!

  54. Easton James

    Easton James

    Күн мурун

    Just came here after ingenuity successfully took flight on Mars 🙌

  55. awpdog

    awpdog

    Күн мурун

    Did Derek just edited the title? Yes he did

  56. Binaya Kumar Naik

    Binaya Kumar Naik

    Күн мурун

    This babe flew❤️❤️

  57. ngwoo

    ngwoo

    Күн мурун

    JET PROPULSION lab built a craft that flies using lift from rotors instead of jet propulsion? FRAUDS!

    • John Jay

      John Jay

      Күн мурун

      Since pretty much everything they do uses rockets, their name hasn't been accurate for a long time.

  58. Luke Kozlowski

    Luke Kozlowski

    Күн мурун

    Thank you for spreading your love and enthusiasm for STEM!!!

  59. Saptarshi Sarkar

    Saptarshi Sarkar

    Күн мурун

    It flew!

  60. Andrew Parker

    Andrew Parker

    Күн мурун

    Who’s here after Ingenuity made its first flight on Mars?

  61. Ecpeze

    Ecpeze

    Күн мурун

    Finally happened

  62. William Jones

    William Jones

    Күн мурун

    It has been done!!!

  63. Dr. Ashutosh Mathur

    Dr. Ashutosh Mathur

    Күн мурун

    Time to edit the title again

    • Tejaansh

      Tejaansh

      Күн мурун

      ​@Veritasium That was quick, came here to see whether anything changed. Neat !

    • Andrew Parker

      Andrew Parker

      Күн мурун

      @Veritasium AHAHAHAHA!!

    • Veritasium

      Veritasium

      Күн мурун

      Done!

  64. Wharf Rat

    Wharf Rat

    Күн мурун

    Today it actually flew on mars. What an achievement.

  65. Lars Birkemose

    Lars Birkemose

    Күн мурун

    From this we learned, that Apu really isn't portraying Indians as a stereotype. They really do sound like that!

  66. Guillermo Laporta

    Guillermo Laporta

    Күн мурун

    And today is flying on Mars! CONGRATULATIONS

  67. Unbekannt Unbekannt

    Unbekannt Unbekannt

    Күн мурун

    NASA Lies! Dont believe them. They was never on the moon or on the mars. Do your own research.

    • Zeen Daniels

      Zeen Daniels

      20 саат мурун

      - Sock puppet account. Check - Stupid account name. Check - Repeat the same lame lines. Check Congratulations... You'll conspiracy priest will be proud. And keep punching the air... It's amusing.

    • DarkLight 2.1

      DarkLight 2.1

      Күн мурун

      "They was never on the moon or on the mars." From the genius who literally created an account today just to post something that stupid. Congratulations, you are the King of Fail.

    • Tejaansh

      Tejaansh

      Күн мурун

      Shut up you fool. Stay delusioned.

    • Bong Ordaneza

      Bong Ordaneza

      Күн мурун

      Lol.

  68. Bong Ordaneza

    Bong Ordaneza

    Күн мурун

    Time to edit the title again Derek! Mission was a success!

    • Earumamaadu

      Earumamaadu

      Саат мурун

      Mediocr mission

    • marcel151

      marcel151

      10 саат мурун

      I've done that for you.

    • danceswithdirt

      danceswithdirt

      Күн мурун

      The title is now "This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!" so apparently he did update between your comment and this one.

  69. Bibhas Acharya

    Bibhas Acharya

    Күн мурун

    Congrats guys! Yay!!

  70. phantom sword

    phantom sword

    Күн мурун

    Now the title would be this helicopter flew on Mars

  71. Shreyash •Kris SIMP

    Shreyash •Kris SIMP

    Күн мурун

    Who's here after successful flight of ingenuity....hoorayy

  72. Kris Sicari

    Kris Sicari

    Күн мурун

    AND WE HAVE LIFT OFF!

  73. reedrick

    reedrick

    Күн мурун

    In here after the successful flight!! Kudos to NASA

  74. Theharshbardhan Kumar

    Theharshbardhan Kumar

    Күн мурун

    Who has come here after this helicopter lands successfully on the mars.

    • Earumamaadu

      Earumamaadu

      Саат мурун

      Mission garbage

    • marcel151

      marcel151

      10 саат мурун

      I came here after it lifted up.

  75. muhammadbiz mrthq

    muhammadbiz mrthq

    Күн мурун

    THIS IS FROM FUTURE. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

    • muhammadbiz mrthq

      muhammadbiz mrthq

      Күн мурун

      Do you have the almanac? I repeat, do you have the almanac?

    • Bibhas Acharya

      Bibhas Acharya

      Күн мурун

      Do you have the almanac? I repeat, do you have the almanac?

  76. muhammadbiz mrthq

    muhammadbiz mrthq

    Күн мурун

    HISTORY JUST MADE, CONGRATS GUYS!

  77. Lieutenant Nomad

    Lieutenant Nomad

    Күн мурун

    And now, it successfully flew.

  78. PimpSkittelz

    PimpSkittelz

    Күн мурун

    This helicopter also just flew on Mars!

  79. James Son

    James Son

    Күн мурун

    I'm here because of it's first flight on Mars.

  80. Stream Town

    Stream Town

    Күн мурун

    It happened ladies and gentlemen!

  81. Ketan Lambat

    Ketan Lambat

    Күн мурун

    And this helicopter takes its first flight on Mars

  82. Patrik Andersson

    Patrik Andersson

    Күн мурун

    First flight is successul! Time to update the title!!!

  83. Nathan C

    Nathan C

    Күн мурун

    It has just lifted off 3m! Well done to all!! 19/04/21

  84. Andreu Tormos

    Andreu Tormos

    Күн мурун

    And they did it! This helicopter has now flown on Mars!! :)

  85. Mohnish Magesh

    Mohnish Magesh

    Күн мурун

    Who is here after NASA announced that they just flew with the drone on Mars ?

  86. Mobius

    Mobius

    Күн мурун

    Time to change the title to "This helicopter has flown on Mars!"

    • proage pro

      proage pro

      6 саат мурун

      @Z Forczek what it hasn't yet returned

    • proage pro

      proage pro

      6 саат мурун

      @NICTATOR idk

    • Z Forczek

      Z Forczek

      10 саат мурун

      Really? How come there was no dust??

    • NICTATOR

      NICTATOR

      17 саат мурун

      What was the title beforehand?

    • Indeterminite

      Indeterminite

      23 саат мурун

      I find your title better than what they put on there

  87. Alberto Segovia

    Alberto Segovia

    Күн мурун

    And that thing just had its first flight on Mars. It's just amazing.

  88. Nico2020

    Nico2020

    Күн мурун

    It worked, just took its first flight

  89. loly_YT

    loly_YT

    Күн мурун

    Title correction: It just flew on Mars.

  90. uday sharda

    uday sharda

    Күн мурун

    Ingenuity successfully flew today.

  91. lepermunna

    lepermunna

    Күн мурун

    "This Helicopter Has Flown On Mars!"

  92. A Nobbit

    A Nobbit

    Күн мурун

    IT FLIES

  93. Based col. Thynne

    Based col. Thynne

    Күн мурун

    THEY DID IT!!!

  94. Jaroslav Staněk

    Jaroslav Staněk

    Күн мурун

    It worked!

  95. Am_Yeff

    Am_Yeff

    Күн мурун

    It flew!

    • Helena Ren

      Helena Ren

      Саат мурун

      Congrats! First comment since flight

  96. Memes from Dema

    Memes from Dema

    Күн мурун

    Today’s the day!

  97. JackyVivid

    JackyVivid

    Күн мурун

    Today it will fly after software update

  98. Premsaroj Bhansali

    Premsaroj Bhansali

    Күн мурун

    Nicely explained.

  99. BedeyBoy

    BedeyBoy

    Күн мурун

    This drone is going to achieve the first powered flight on another planet in 4 hours and 8 minutes!

  100. Juan Carrillo

    Juan Carrillo

    Күн мурун

    MINUTE AND A HALF FOR 85MILLION BS

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