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Alex Shepherd
Alex Shepherd 20 minuter sedan
Destin, do you think the Ingenuity helicopter could blow the dust off InSight's solar panels?
Man4man Jr.
Man4man Jr. 19 dagar sedan
@Akash Das oo
MonkeyspankO 23 dagar sedan
Have the software support the human, but not replace totally. If its a drone, thats a different matter. But if there's a meatbag in the flightseat, you need to have human over-ride.
the bystanderd
the bystanderd 25 dagar sedan
Please do rail guns... I know the military has one in development lol
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digital subliminal messages 27 dagar sedan
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Ryan Linden
Ryan Linden 11 timmar sedan
Actual flight experiences are 1000x better than just seeing something done.
Rick Pontificates
Rick Pontificates 13 timmar sedan
Just amazing that they went to the moon with a computer that had less memory and less computing power than a cheap $10 calculator
Julian1701 18 timmar sedan
The lander sounded kinda like chitty chitty bang bang to me
jables3377 23 timmar sedan
16:45 OK, somebody has to incorporate that beat into a song for the channel!!!
anulbonecrusher Dag sedan
Now that Space X's Starship has been chosen as the Lunar Lander, what would you want from that now? Still the same? Is starship even designed in a way to allow a human pilot to operate it even if all controls are added?
bradar bradar
bradar bradar Dag sedan
this comment has nothing to do with this video, but i'm commenting it here because i just watched a video by veritasium about measuring the speed of light. you kind of gave the answer when you proposed using wheeled optical fiber, because you could solve this problem by arranging the optical fiber like the slinky spring toy. i made this comment on his channel as well. maybe one of you two could do this experiment.
Mohammad Reyaz
Mohammad Reyaz 2 dagar sedan
Shawn 3 dagar sedan
Fun fact: the lunar lander WAS robotic. Excepting the Apollo 11 mission, where the ascent radar wasn’t switched off (and overloading the computer), the navigation computer was capable of completing the landing autonomously. The only intervention required by the pilot was in selecting the landing site.
Moein Taherkhani
Moein Taherkhani 4 dagar sedan
About options for controlling the lander, I'm hoping that in the near future, with the surge in brain-computer interface technology (Thanks to Neuralink mostly!) it'll be feasible to control a lander (or many other semi-autonomous systems for that matter) merely by brain signals.
Guido Haverkort
Guido Haverkort 4 dagar sedan
16:44 that felt like a music festival openings sequence
Teddy 5 dagar sedan
Me a ksp intellectual: *WASD*
William Andrews
William Andrews 5 dagar sedan
Hey Dustin, is it possible to take say something similar to bungee cord attached to the top of the lander and apply just enough tension to simulate the different gravity of different planet's? just for the practice landing/flying
Andy C
Andy C 6 dagar sedan
Hydrogen peroxide used for the might eagle was also used as a fuel for the Me 163 and the German type XVII submarine
Michael Zdanis
Michael Zdanis 6 dagar sedan
Obviously these are some very smart people working on this project. But the number of checks and the incredible focus on safety above all else is why Elon Musk and SpaceX are eating NASA's lunch. They've just bought a big enough piece of property and are willing to crash some, or even a lot, of prototypes in order to move fast. Witness Starship.
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Mohamed Rezine
Mohamed Rezine 8 dagar sedan
are u trying to convince me that Neil Armstrong managed to control MANUALLY his landing on the moon by using 60s technology?
Erwin Bordallo
Erwin Bordallo 8 dagar sedan
Thanks, Destin, for all the great videos you provide. I'm intrigued every time I tune in! Keep up the fantastic work!
Watchmakuh 8 dagar sedan
Flute anything with enough water and it would be safe....eventually
TheNiteinjail 9 dagar sedan
use the best took for the job... humans hand flying a vehicle is probably a long way down the list of being the best tool for that job.
Quatrix 9 dagar sedan
I think the EGC thruster concept is really cool, but I don't understand how it would work at different attitudes? Wouldn't it's thrust vector introduce sideways drift as the vehicle tilts? Like, if you subtract the EGCT force vector from the gravity vector you should get a "simulated gravity vector". But since the EGCT vector rotates with the vehicle, the simulated gravity vector would appear to not point straight down all the time. Is that dealt with in software? If so, why use a EGCT at all and not just do the entire gravity spoofing in software?
tsartomato 9 dagar sedan
when software creates a catastrophic mistake it's because of a bug when human creates a catastrophic mistake it says "trust me i know what i'm doing"
S Games
S Games 9 dagar sedan
How is this new? The first lunar landing and soft landing where both by the Soviet Union back in the day.
Corey A
Corey A 10 dagar sedan
Why not do a physical lander robot with a remote simulated cockpit so the LLTV dangers are eliminated?
Martin Link-Cole
Martin Link-Cole 10 dagar sedan
Please make a video about your family
Gustav Calder
Gustav Calder 10 dagar sedan
The legend says in 20 years NASA is still trying to return to the Moon.
Israel Martinez
Israel Martinez 11 dagar sedan
So that's why they named Cooper like that in Interstellar, and that's also why the climax of most of it is Humans(Copper) overriding computers(TARS) for the toughest parts and getting computers to act as an appendix of the genius of humans. That was deep. Copper Harper Test. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remco Booy
Remco Booy 11 dagar sedan
@15:09 the old man with the bag of chips...LOL...
Edward Wu
Edward Wu 11 dagar sedan
Love the use of female pronouns! Creating an environment to encourage more women to join the domain. You're awesome
Jack Rothrock
Jack Rothrock 12 dagar sedan
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David N
David N 12 dagar sedan
It will melt your face
zapfanzapfan 12 dagar sedan
16:45 That thing has a good beat, kind of like a steam engine... which it sort of is :-)
Keatrith Amakiir
Keatrith Amakiir 12 dagar sedan
"Just the nitrogen pushing on the peroxide. Real simple".....................
Kornpatch 12 dagar sedan
People wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars on something that could be simulated by a computer program, why don’t design a lunar lander simulator
reinis z9
reinis z9 10 dagar sedan
are you an idiot almost sim is completely correct
Blake R
Blake R 13 dagar sedan
1960's: Decide to go to the moon and do it in less than 10 years. 2010's-2020's: Decide to return to the moon, and spend 10 years trying to understand how a lander works. And go woke referring to prospective lander pilot as "she." What would Elon Musk say. Speed up, you move too slow, you gotta make it to the show. NASA has become a bloated unaccountable govt bureaucracy. The shot of the fat guy sitting watching while eating junk is emblematic of what NASA has become. When NASA was put in charge of studying surface of Earth, we could see the problem, but nobody objected. What does studying life on Earth have to do with space? Typical fed govt mission creep. Dumber every day? Might make for an interesting episode to address those issues. Yes, I'm trolling you, but for a good reason. Think and share.
ColdSphinX 13 dagar sedan
Rule no1: never mumble when saying "the mighty eagle" or people might understand "the mighty evil" 😂
Mark Angel Arcangel
Mark Angel Arcangel 13 dagar sedan
Kenton Nigrelli
Kenton Nigrelli 13 dagar sedan
Just use software exclusively, that way it's easier to fake.
jamcdonald120 13 dagar sedan
1:10 Not a chance, the computer would do the landing
John Martin
John Martin 13 dagar sedan
Experience of automation in aviation up to the day says that autopilot is more precise than humans, and (most importantly) is more reliable. The only reason a human is needed in the cockpit is when things don't go as planned - the automatics is helpful only in "standard" situations which it has an algorithm programmed for. So the weakness of automation is only in the lack of versatility. But for a very specific mission like a lunar landing, which doesn't have as great variety of scenarios as daily aviation, a good coverage can be achieved easily. Therefore having computers at control at all times *is* the way forward. Training a human to do this job ("just in case") would be a waste of resource. Human skills would be more valuable making high-level decisions (where to land) while leaving the low-level job (how to land) to the machine. So I'd say don't even bother training humans to fly the lander.
Valkyrie 13 dagar sedan
You are so good at asking the right questions. I love you're videos
João Vitor M. Roma
João Vitor M. Roma 13 dagar sedan
"It's basically steam" Steampunk gang developing a lunar lander, I'm so proud :')
Sam Middleton
Sam Middleton 13 dagar sedan
Destin literally doesn't age! Insane!
Crazy man
Crazy man 14 dagar sedan
It' Ironic that the video said day 252 but the first day is more then 5 years
HTM Motoring
HTM Motoring 14 dagar sedan
Dude whats the secret?? You dont get old 😂😂
Akshat Sharma
Akshat Sharma 14 dagar sedan
Hey Dustin a request can you please put a lite tune or background song it feels kind a boring without the background song or tunes ?
Fab 14 dagar sedan
it's very safe, not toxic at all... 2 minutes later.. "yeah, it will melt your face off" lol - i do it i get it, but just funny..
Niel Venter
Niel Venter 14 dagar sedan
is the earth gravity cancelling throttle gimballed to compensate for the rotation of the craft to simulate gravity downwards irrespective of the vehicles rotation?
Anakin Skyobiliviator
Anakin Skyobiliviator 15 dagar sedan
Like self driving cars, an automated lunar landsr might be favorable but keep the human in the loop!
Michael MacGyver
Michael MacGyver 15 dagar sedan
I'm leaving a comment to interact and show my support of the channel.
Gregory Havenga
Gregory Havenga 15 dagar sedan
That's an inventive use of a couple of TekScope carts at the end - I have one in my office and no, there's not a scope on it anymore ;)
Kirk Harwood
Kirk Harwood 15 dagar sedan
I get your hesitance about stability augmentation, but these systems are highly reliable on aircraft, to the point no pilot wants to turn them off... At least outside of a controlled test. The point is if we want the ability to turn the SAS off, we’re saying we don’t have confidence in it and we need to continue testing and developing the system until we do. At least that’s the perspective of this flight test engineer.
BaHu 15 dagar sedan
He looks better with beard
hawkdsl 16 dagar sedan
Well... NASA has contracted this out (The lander), so why are they even bothering to use NASA personnel to do these test, when the contractors will have to do this testing on unique to them hardware? Self guidance is going to need a real landing site simulator that is comparable to the Nevada Lunar Test Site. Placing rocks on the ply-wood sheets aint going to cut it. Is there even hardware to test at this time by anyone yet? the first landing is supposed to be in 2024. They better get cracking.
Logan Thomure
Logan Thomure 16 dagar sedan
These landers work so different than quadcopters yet the tests are similiar to how our college multirotor team took each step with our code. It is awesome to see that!
jacob sack
jacob sack 16 dagar sedan
any other climbers watching this? i noticed his t-shirt straight away😂
Jim Payne
Jim Payne 16 dagar sedan
when those thrusters start testing = Oh DANG... Drum Line is about to get SERIOUS!!!
Jeremiah Mauricio
Jeremiah Mauricio 16 dagar sedan
Destin, I'm going to offer you a third option. Why not use the miniatures and test data to develop a simulator? A full motion simulator would allow for a wider variety of simulations, moon, Mars, etc. that would allows us to many more hours of simulation training for astronauts.
Moto Nugget
Moto Nugget 16 dagar sedan
I agree, in Elite Dangerous you have advanced docking computers and super cruise computers that can fly for you, but you'll still need to battle different gravity on different planets and your ship responds far differently in these environments, if you aren't prepared your ship will go smashing into the surface of the planet. It all changes like you said. A highly trained piolet will need to be on that lander to take over if the software fails. Also the way the lander tests its thrusters sounds like its about to drop a sick beat lmao
Chris From SouthAus
Chris From SouthAus 16 dagar sedan
16:55 ME's got rhythm!
Md Aziuk
Md Aziuk 16 dagar sedan
Ivan Sitorus
Ivan Sitorus 17 dagar sedan
Destin : yeah, you are smart, you know whats goong to happen Me : looking through comment to become smart Ps. Im not smart
Nismosaki 17 dagar sedan
Prove the earth isn't flat. Finally put these flat earthers to rest!
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R Snow 17 dagar sedan
This is NASA now? Where are the suites and ties and horn rimmed glasses and cigarettes and black coffee? These guys look like the work for twitter.
Frank Boschma
Frank Boschma 17 dagar sedan
Where do you find that book? I want to read all about Hydrogen Peroxide into Rocket Fuel.
A M 17 dagar sedan
You need to go to Biosphere 2. And learn about lunar greenhouses. It's in Arizona.
Chris Roubis
Chris Roubis 18 dagar sedan
the space travel hoax continues.. even though NASA admits they cannot fly past low earth orbit. Buzz Aldrin admitted to an 8 year old girl, they never landed on the moon... beat that.
HeatsOkay 13 dagar sedan
no, they never admitted that. They admitted they have to test their technology past the radiation belts to verify they are well protected before sending men and women up again. Also that argument of "They cant get past LEO" kinda debunks space deniers claims that the ISS cant exist, considering its in LEO. 2 FOR 1 debunk on space deniers 😁
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Diocles Rodriguez 18 dagar sedan
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ayman naes 18 dagar sedan
I think the that the Lunar Lander would be really good the way you explained it. so It should have a sort of Autopilot like in most of the airplanes we fly today where you also can Autoland with them but you also have to have a minimum where you have to disengage the autopilot and hand fly the thing whenever you feel uncomfortable with the Autopilot or in case of an emergency . And this was a great video for someone studying mechanical engineering, aviation aviation enthusiast and space lover. Than you!
Alexander Sannikov
Alexander Sannikov 18 dagar sedan
that thing produces something like 100kg of hot unreacted oxygen. isn't that, like, crazy dangerous?
Sawcon Deeznuts
Sawcon Deeznuts 18 dagar sedan
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Robert K Brooks
Robert K Brooks 18 dagar sedan
I LOVE IT. NASA will love it too. Retired AeroSpace Designer, GEAEGB.
Pokemonmaster529 18 dagar sedan
The only place human-controlled systems should be given is in the failure mode where hardware can no longer operate normally and pilots should be trained as such. Humans are too big of a liability, and safety is number one. You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, but let's take risk out with some triple or quadruple modular redundancy, eh?
Graeme Forbes
Graeme Forbes 18 dagar sedan
12:30 So, if we wanted to practice landing on other planets, just adjust that valve?
EVA_Unit_4A 18 dagar sedan
The Closed Captions need some work...
Victor Wilson Rizzo
Victor Wilson Rizzo 18 dagar sedan
Hi Destin! I have a question about the EGC thruster... how can it cancel part of the earth's gravity when the lander is going sideways? Does it have thrust vectoring to keep the force in the oposite direction of the gravity pull?
Michael Moore
Michael Moore 18 dagar sedan
Hydrogen peroxide in the environment means a lot of dumb blonde animals.
bkzwolf 18 dagar sedan
Does the egc pivot? I couldn't tell
Magnus / spetz
Magnus / spetz 18 dagar sedan
I tried Kiwico because of one of your videos. Unfortunately, Kiwico does not deliver to Norway. I subscibed to their service and over time payed for two crates, they said they sendt 5 or 6 crates over the months I was emailing them back and forth to get it sorted out. But Kiwico kept sending new crates seemingly without checking what had actually happened to all the previous crates... I never received any crates, I stopped emailing them because they would just say that they've sendt another crate for free, which never arrives...
Max anders
Max anders 18 dagar sedan
the question is economical is it realistic training a pilot to land will it be cheaper to lose the pilot and redo this than paying for years of training, in my personal testing its always better to lose a kerbal and just redo the mission
Max anders
Max anders 18 dagar sedan
so u wanna work at nasa? show me your best imitaion of a dinosaur
Unotch 18 dagar sedan
Mighty Eagle Program?? Nah ... it's called Kerbal Space Program and probably all of us could land a lunar vehicle by now. ^^
Ferdinand Olan
Ferdinand Olan 19 dagar sedan
Hey Destin, I know I'm a bit Late for Other Video Topics, but I am curious about Kalman-Filter. Or more precisely how do you measure the position of your Spacecraft if you can't trust your measurement. And how Nasa is solving that Problem with new technology. Could be interesting, I certainly would love to hear about it.
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Sahveer . com 20 dagar sedan
SuperStewie 20 dagar sedan
If the new moon program is anything like the other post shuttle human flight programs, I suspect that if a human has to manually fly it's a bad day. Regardless, they should train to land on the moon however they are going to land on the moon. Back in Apollo that was completely manually. In Artemis, it looks like it's going to be nearly entirely automated.
West Georgia Cornhole
West Georgia Cornhole 20 dagar sedan
I don’t know how often you read these comments , but I watch your videos with my boys every time you publish a new one. Out of all the things God has blessed you with, the thing that always impresses me most is your humility. You are very intelligent, you care about your family, and you have an unceasing desire to learn which is wonderful, but your understanding of who you are in the grand scheme of creation is a rare thing to see. Keep it up :)
Nathaniel Arbizu
Nathaniel Arbizu 20 dagar sedan
Why isn't both software and human landing testing done on a simulator? Is it too difficult to modify a flight sim to do this?
Generator 20 dagar sedan
The only problem with the argument that the pilot should fly the lander is that it is far too complex and counter intuitive with no room for error. Even Armstrong didn’t fly it, he gave the lander software the target destination and the software did the flying.
GrafRucola 21 dag sedan
It’s basically steamed hams
Stephen Pauley
Stephen Pauley 21 dag sedan
QUESTION FOR DESTIN: When you snuff out a candle by putting the lid on it, why does the flame leave the wick and ascend upwards as it goes out?
Leo 21 dag sedan
16:45 Looks like me, 2hours of preparation, 2seconds of pleasure 🤦‍♂️
Blaze2Go 21 dag sedan
im still waiting for the bass drop.
Alan Vermillion Sr
Alan Vermillion Sr 21 dag sedan
Dual landing systems are a must. Go in on auto, but be ready to take over.
Jacob Ellinger
Jacob Ellinger 21 dag sedan
this will be my second time asking "this might be a weird question but do subs have procedures for bed bug infestations" and if so what are they?
Jacob Blatnica
Jacob Blatnica 21 dag sedan
Can you do a video on sonoluminessence with the high speed.
Miss Dee
Miss Dee 21 dag sedan
Is this guy Young Sheldon the 10 year old genius ( It's a series) XD ? Lol, This is so cool
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