This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars! 

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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.
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Jonny Hyman was a legend in editing, animation, filming, and sound design for this video.

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Tom Oakhill
Tom Oakhill Před 23 minutami
Good title update.
the glitch finder
the glitch finder Před hodinou
Edit title
ankur guptas
ankur guptas Před 2 hodinami
Who is came after successful mars helicopter first control flight
datKom.Mentaryo Před 3 hodinami
that i am here for the actually flight f drawn mars 2021.
Joe Kendrick
Joe Kendrick Před 4 hodinami
Here in 2021!
uncle buck
uncle buck Před 4 hodinami
Sneaky title change
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 Před 3 hodinami
Well then you'll be happy to know that the rover has 10 pounds of plutonium dioxide onboard providing heat and power.
BILL POWER Před 5 hodinami
proage pro
proage pro Před 5 hodinami
thank god it flew
proage pro
proage pro Před 4 hodinami
@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 Před 4 hodinami
Thank the engineers, a god had no play in this.
Tim H
Tim H Před 7 hodinami
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 Před 4 hodinami
The rover could do it I suppose
Aiden McCrillis
Aiden McCrillis Před 7 hodinami
bro it already flew post-covid
Atharva Kulkarni
Atharva Kulkarni Před 8 hodinami
Is this ingenuity helicopter?
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels Před 2 hodinami
Rene' Meyer
Rene' Meyer Před 8 hodinami
This is excellent , especially just after seeing it fly for the first time on Mars! Wonderful stuff!
Antonio Ferreira
Antonio Ferreira Před 8 hodinami
I love how the title of this video keeps getting updated.
Osh Před 10 hodinami
Am I the only one here in the comments who didn't know Mars has a local time 13:29 👁👄👁
tj _
tj _ Před 11 hodinami
i love the title update
Amal Dev U
Amal Dev U Před 12 hodinami
And it now really flew on mars
Deeshnu Před 12 hodinami
And yes!
Anton Voy
Anton Voy Před 13 hodinami
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 !
Umesh Kumar Lodhi
Umesh Kumar Lodhi Před 13 hodinami
2 rotors in opposite direction don't produce opposite lift?
Paul Carson
Paul Carson Před 13 hodinami
Nico Před 14 hodinami
Me:”keep smiling and nod..”
Anuprova Saikia
Anuprova Saikia Před 14 hodinami
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
Quester91 Před 14 hodinami
Aged like wine
Just A. Name
Just A. Name Před 15 hodinami
Why is NASA at Devon Island?
John Jay
John Jay Před 3 hodinami
Testing the rovers under harsh conditions.
Jason Dohery
Jason Dohery Před 16 hodinami
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.
Gabriel Mendoza22
Gabriel Mendoza22 Před 18 hodinami
We all know why we are here
Innerspace Race
Innerspace Race Před 18 hodinami
Yo mama just flew on Mars
SUPER COOL GAMER Před 18 hodinami
Why the fk this one year old video got recommended right after the helicopers flight????
Cory Springer
Cory Springer Před 18 hodinami
regarding 5:15 what fishing line did they end up choosing??? My dad and I made a bet...
Arun S A
Arun S A Před 19 hodinami
It's a historical moment. Thank you sir for giving this video.
hisenberg Před 20 hodinami
Legend s knows he changed the title
Twilight reads !
Twilight reads ! Před 20 hodinami
AdustoJake Před 22 hodinami
Nobody Knows
Nobody Knows Před 22 hodinami
April 19, 2021 - This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!
Richard Detsch
Richard Detsch Před 22 hodinami
How high and fast will it fly
Nobody Knows
Nobody Knows Před 21 hodinou
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.
Jack L
Jack L Před 22 hodinami
First comment of the Flight Era of this video!!!!!
RockinRowl Gaming
I'm from the future, edit the title again. This Helicopter flew 10km on Mars.
Nayeem Sharif
Nayeem Sharif Před dnem
It flew 🎉🎉🎉👏👏
Ilham H
Ilham H Před dnem
Graawedj !
SmishSmish Před dnem
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 Před 23 hodinami
Perseverance doesn't have solar panels, it's nuclear powered.
pantha Před dnem
90s? what a joke.
Peter Andersson
Peter Andersson Před dnem
Congratulations to MiMi Aung and her team at JPL: such a fantastic achievement!
Buff Weeb
Buff Weeb Před dnem
Veritasium: I’m about to do what’s called a pro gamer move *proccedes to change title*
Friday Californiaa
Great job, JPL =)
blazing curent
blazing curent Před dnem
Sneaky title vhang well done
Milan Boons
Milan Boons Před dnem
The title changed from now on Mars to flew on Mars
brianuuuSonic Reborn
How many times is he gonna rename this video every time Ingenuity does something? lol
brianuuuSonic Reborn
brianuuuSonic Reborn Před 7 hodinami
@Srpalomo5 This Helicopter is going to Mars or something, and then This Helicopter is now on Mars, now this
Srpalomo5 Před 8 hodinami
How was it named before?
norweeg Před dnem
I’m here to see the title change again for today. 😊
Steve Lowe
Steve Lowe Před dnem
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
Introvert Airways
Ingenuity has now successfully flown on Mars! Congrats NASA!
irateinwit Před dnem
who is here NOW
John Wood
John Wood Před dnem
90 seconds? They should get a good view of the rover. :(
LordofWolves Před dnem
Love the name change
「CELLO KID」 Před dnem
Title update. Mad respect
A3Kr0n Před dnem
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.
Kevin Luo
Kevin Luo Před dnem
Time to change the title... Ah beat me to it!
Easton James
Easton James Před dnem
Just came here after ingenuity successfully took flight on Mars 🙌
awpdog Před dnem
Did Derek just edited the title? Yes he did
Binaya Kumar Naik
This babe flew❤️❤️
ngwoo Před dnem
JET PROPULSION lab built a craft that flies using lift from rotors instead of jet propulsion? FRAUDS!
John Jay
John Jay Před dnem
Since pretty much everything they do uses rockets, their name hasn't been accurate for a long time.
Luke Kozlowski
Luke Kozlowski Před dnem
Thank you for spreading your love and enthusiasm for STEM!!!
Saptarshi Sarkar
Saptarshi Sarkar Před dnem
It flew!
Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker Před dnem
Who’s here after Ingenuity made its first flight on Mars?
Ecpeze Před dnem
Finally happened
William Jones
William Jones Před dnem
It has been done!!!
Dr. Ashutosh Mathur
Time to edit the title again
Tejaansh Před dnem
​@Veritasium That was quick, came here to see whether anything changed. Neat !
Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker Před dnem
@Veritasium AHAHAHAHA!!
Veritasium Před dnem
Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat Před dnem
Today it actually flew on mars. What an achievement.
Lars Birkemose
Lars Birkemose Před dnem
From this we learned, that Apu really isn't portraying Indians as a stereotype. They really do sound like that!
Guillermo Laporta
And today is flying on Mars! CONGRATULATIONS
Unbekannt Unbekannt
NASA Lies! Dont believe them. They was never on the moon or on the mars. Do your own research.
Zeen Daniels
Zeen Daniels Před 23 hodinami
- 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 Před dnem
"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 Před dnem
Shut up you fool. Stay delusioned.
Bong Ordaneza
Bong Ordaneza Před dnem
Bong Ordaneza
Bong Ordaneza Před dnem
Time to edit the title again Derek! Mission was a success!
Earumamaadu Před 4 hodinami
Mediocr mission
marcel151 Před 13 hodinami
I've done that for you.
danceswithdirt Před dnem
The title is now "This Helicopter Just Flew On Mars!" so apparently he did update between your comment and this one.
Bibhas Acharya
Bibhas Acharya Před dnem
Congrats guys! Yay!!
phantom sword
phantom sword Před dnem
Now the title would be this helicopter flew on Mars
Shreyash •Kris SIMP
Who's here after successful flight of ingenuity....hoorayy
Kris Sicari
Kris Sicari Před dnem
reedrick Před dnem
In here after the successful flight!! Kudos to NASA
Theharshbardhan Kumar
Who has come here after this helicopter lands successfully on the mars.
Earumamaadu Před 4 hodinami
Mission garbage
marcel151 Před 13 hodinami
I came here after it lifted up.
muhammadbiz mrthq
muhammadbiz mrthq
Do you have the almanac? I repeat, do you have the almanac?
Bibhas Acharya
Bibhas Acharya Před dnem
Do you have the almanac? I repeat, do you have the almanac?
muhammadbiz mrthq
Lieutenant Nomad
Lieutenant Nomad Před dnem
And now, it successfully flew.
PimpSkittelz Před dnem
This helicopter also just flew on Mars!
James Son
James Son Před dnem
I'm here because of it's first flight on Mars.
Stream Town
Stream Town Před dnem
It happened ladies and gentlemen!
Ketan Lambat
Ketan Lambat Před dnem
And this helicopter takes its first flight on Mars
Patrik Andersson
Patrik Andersson Před dnem
First flight is successul! Time to update the title!!!
Nathan C
Nathan C Před dnem
It has just lifted off 3m! Well done to all!! 19/04/21
Andreu Tormos
Andreu Tormos Před dnem
And they did it! This helicopter has now flown on Mars!! :)
Mohnish Magesh
Mohnish Magesh Před dnem
Who is here after NASA announced that they just flew with the drone on Mars ?
Mobius Před dnem
Time to change the title to "This helicopter has flown on Mars!"
Aidan Weber
Aidan Weber Před 2 hodinami
@Z Forczek Very small/light/efficient helicopter means very little force, low atmosphere, means very little atmospheric displacement, these all add up to very little dust cloud. if you watch the NASA press release they describe that they were interested in how much dust would be blown by the down draft of the helicopter. The amount produced was less than they expected.
proage pro
proage pro Před 9 hodinami
@Z Forczek what it hasn't yet returned
proage pro
proage pro Před 9 hodinami
Z Forczek
Z Forczek Před 13 hodinami
Really? How come there was no dust??
NICTATOR Před 20 hodinami
What was the title beforehand?
Alberto Segovia
Alberto Segovia Před dnem
And that thing just had its first flight on Mars. It's just amazing.
Nico2020 Před dnem
It worked, just took its first flight
loly_YT Před dnem
Title correction: It just flew on Mars.
uday sharda
uday sharda Před dnem
Ingenuity successfully flew today.
lepermunna Před dnem
"This Helicopter Has Flown On Mars!"
A Nobbit
A Nobbit Před dnem
Based col. Thynne
Jaroslav Staněk
Jaroslav Staněk Před dnem
It worked!
Am_Yeff Před dnem
It flew!
Helena Ren
Helena Ren Před 4 hodinami
Congrats! First comment since flight
Memes from Dema
Memes from Dema Před dnem
Today’s the day!
JackyVivid Před dnem
Today it will fly after software update
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