NASA's Robotic Lunar Lander - Smarter Every Day 252

7 Mar 2021
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    • @Akash Das oo

      Man4man Jr.Man4man Jr.10 hari yang lalu
    • 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.

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    • Please do rail guns... I know the military has one in development lol

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  • Flute anything with enough water and it would be safe....eventually

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  • 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.

    TheNiteinjailTheNiteinjail15 jam yang lalu
  • 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?

    QuatrixQuatrix17 jam yang lalu
  • 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"

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  • How is this new? The first lunar landing and soft landing where both by the Soviet Union back in the day.

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  • Why not do a physical lander robot with a remote simulated cockpit so the LLTV dangers are eliminated?

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  • Please make a video about your family

    Martin Link-ColeMartin Link-Cole2 hari yang lalu
  • The legend says in 20 years NASA is still trying to return to the Moon.

    Gustav CalderGustav Calder2 hari yang lalu
  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • @15:09 the old man with the bag of chips...LOL...

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  • Love the use of female pronouns! Creating an environment to encourage more women to join the domain. You're awesome

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  • 16:45 That thing has a good beat, kind of like a steam engine... which it sort of is :-)

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  • "Just the nitrogen pushing on the peroxide. Real simple".....................

    Keatrith AmakiirKeatrith Amakiir4 hari yang lalu
  • 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

    KornpatchKornpatch4 hari yang lalu
    • are you an idiot almost sim is completely correct

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  • 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.

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  • Rule no1: never mumble when saying "the mighty eagle" or people might understand "the mighty evil" 😂

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  • Just use software exclusively, that way it's easier to fake.

    Kenton NigrelliKenton Nigrelli4 hari yang lalu
  • 1:10 Not a chance, the computer would do the landing

    jamcdonald120jamcdonald1204 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    John MartinJohn Martin4 hari yang lalu
  • You are so good at asking the right questions. I love you're videos

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  • "It's basically steam" Steampunk gang developing a lunar lander, I'm so proud :')

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  • Destin literally doesn't age! Insane!

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  • It' Ironic that the video said day 252 but the first day is more then 5 years

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  • Regarding manned vs. unmanned landers/spaceflight, etc. I agree that there's a role for both. And the arguments for both are compelling. You might recall the German aircraft designer in the Jimmy Stewart movie, "Flight of the Phoenix", who, as it turns out, designed RC airplanes (much to the chagrin of the other aviators). He makes an excellent point about the relative difficulty of designing an unmanned craft vs. having a human to rely upon to overcome design weaknesses. There are criteria for selecting manned vs. unmanned for a particular suite of missions. But even in the case of manned flight, what if the pilot becomes disabled or otherwise unable to pilot the craft? It would be important to have "autopilot" in order to save any other crew, or cargo. What if we want to send hundreds, or thousands of craft into space and start landing in extremely hostile environments, after excruciatingly long trips through space? There are many reasons to have a craft that can complete a mission without human intervention ("Man in the Loop"), or being remotely piloted. I'm a retired Chief Engineer (Raytheon). My last program was Global Hawk, which is an unmanned drone, but remotely piloted. There are distances here on Earth, not the least the distances we face in space, that make remote piloting completely impractical. So having systems aboard the craft that can overcome issues with pilots if it's a piloted craft, and/or successfully complete missions when there is no pilot, is the only way we can explore and, hopefully colonize space economically, and relatively quickly. SpaceX has done a fabulous job of stepping out of the box, and doing just that with their systems. My take on the work you've shown in this video is that the work being done will be foundational to any and all systems we produce in the future, and will, at the very least, form a part of the backup/safety systems on manned craft, as well as perform primary roles on unmanned craft. If you don't develop and fly those unmanned systems, you won't have what we need to greatly expand our capabilies. I realize that this particular application is a type of flight simulator - but I think that's just the application space for a technology development and demonstration program. In other words, I think there's a lot more to this than creating a remotely piloted drone for the purposes of pilot training. I also have a commercial pilots license and logged hundreds of hours in simulators. There are many ways of training pilots using flight simulators of all kinds. But I think this program you've shown is more than just that. The software being developed on this program is likely to find itself in other applications.

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  • Dude whats the secret?? You dont get old 😂😂

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  • 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 ?

    Akshat SharmaAkshat Sharma6 hari yang lalu
  • 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..

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  • is the earth gravity cancelling throttle gimballed to compensate for the rotation of the craft to simulate gravity downwards irrespective of the vehicles rotation?

    Niel VenterNiel Venter6 hari yang lalu
  • Like self driving cars, an automated lunar landsr might be favorable but keep the human in the loop!

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  • 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 ;)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • any other climbers watching this? i noticed his t-shirt straight away😂

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  • when those thrusters start testing = Oh DANG... Drum Line is about to get SERIOUS!!!

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  • 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.

    Jeremiah MauricioJeremiah Mauricio8 hari yang lalu
  • 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

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  • 16:55 ME's got rhythm!

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  • nerds

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  • Destin : yeah, you are smart, you know whats goong to happen Me : looking through comment to become smart Ps. Im not smart

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  • Prove the earth isn't flat. Finally put these flat earthers to rest!

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  • 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.

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  • Where do you find that book? I want to read all about Hydrogen Peroxide into Rocket Fuel.

    Frank BoschmaFrank Boschma9 hari yang lalu
  • You need to go to Biosphere 2. And learn about lunar greenhouses. It's in Arizona.

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  • 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.

    Chris RoubisChris Roubis9 hari yang lalu
    • 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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  • 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!

    ayman naesayman naes9 hari yang lalu
  • that thing produces something like 100kg of hot unreacted oxygen. isn't that, like, crazy dangerous?

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  • I LOVE IT. NASA will love it too. Retired AeroSpace Designer, GEAEGB.

    Robert K BrooksRobert K Brooks10 hari yang lalu
  • 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?

    Pokemonmaster529Pokemonmaster52910 hari yang lalu
  • 12:30 So, if we wanted to practice landing on other planets, just adjust that valve?

    Graeme ForbesGraeme Forbes10 hari yang lalu
  • The Closed Captions need some work...

    EVA_Unit_4AEVA_Unit_4A10 hari yang lalu
  • 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?

    Victor Wilson RizzoVictor Wilson Rizzo10 hari yang lalu
  • Hydrogen peroxide in the environment means a lot of dumb blonde animals.

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  • Does the egc pivot? I couldn't tell

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  • 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...

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  • 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 andersMax anders10 hari yang lalu
  • so u wanna work at nasa? show me your best imitaion of a dinosaur

    Max andersMax anders10 hari yang lalu
  • Mighty Eagle Program?? Nah ... it's called Kerbal Space Program and probably all of us could land a lunar vehicle by now. ^^

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  • 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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  • Nice👏

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  • 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.

    SuperStewieSuperStewie11 hari yang lalu
  • 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 :)

    West Georgia CornholeWest Georgia Cornhole11 hari yang lalu
  • 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?

    Nathaniel ArbizuNathaniel Arbizu11 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

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  • It’s basically steamed hams

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  • 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?

    Stephen PauleyStephen Pauley12 hari yang lalu
  • 16:45 Looks like me, 2hours of preparation, 2seconds of pleasure 🤦‍♂️

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  • im still waiting for the bass drop.

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  • Dual landing systems are a must. Go in on auto, but be ready to take over.

    Alan Vermillion SrAlan Vermillion Sr13 hari yang lalu
  • 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 EllingerJacob Ellinger13 hari yang lalu
  • Can you do a video on sonoluminessence with the high speed.

    Jacob BlatnicaJacob Blatnica13 hari yang lalu
  • Is this guy Young Sheldon the 10 year old genius ( It's a series) XD ? Lol, This is so cool

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  • Superb

  • smarter every two weeks

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  • I'm glad you referred to the potential landing pilot as "she" it did not go unnoticed

    Ben EellsBen Eells14 hari yang lalu
  • Hey Destin! I've got an auditory phenomenon of a science mystery my whole family is curious about solving. Any chance you might be interested?

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  • Have you ever tried looxid link or nextmind? I saw some vids on youtube but since i k you better than these other youtubers i wonder if you can check them out to see if those are for real :). Tyvm

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  • very cool ..

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  • ‘She’ - good job!

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  • It's always an incredible feeling when you meet someone who speaks the same 'language' with you

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    Mark Angel ArcangelMark Angel Arcangel14 hari yang lalu
  • Genuine question which no one will care about because it involves marijuana... but regardless, I have an extremely strange phenomenon that only happens with bowls I’ve kept for a while(that I’m aware of), so there’s a few things that happen: first when I’m knocking out ashes that still have a small ember or “coal” whichever you prefer to call if, and when I smack it on a hard surface to knock out the ashes I can see sparks flying out of thin air or a spark in a completely different side of the bowl ensuring that is most likely not the ember. More evidence I have of this is when I smack it against my hand and there is no fuel or flame it is just extremely hot(I avoid touch that of course) then I smack it with my palm and behold sparks from thin air... wtf is happening and “hahahahaha I must just be high and dumb” no... to all you trolls prior to your dumb comments this is genuine scientific question, if it has something to do with the excess amount of resin and heat then how can the energy randomly transfer through soft and gooey material like that and disburses mid air as a spark? I feel that some sort of kinetic energy transfers friction that was never there to begin with... although “I’m just a stoner” so who knows just hoping for an answer as if it is a real thing and there’s an explanation I think this could be used for some technology’s and much much more! Just my opinion .... the day Destin tests this theory is the day I quit smoking.

    XKILLER007XXKILLER007X14 hari yang lalu
  • Destin, I think about the episode with your Dad where you talked about him being a metrologist several days a week. Not kidding, I think about it a lot. Would you consider doing an episode just on your Dad and his profession? I knew that such a field existed but I know nothing about it. I would love to learn about some of the things he has had to figure out in his career. It sounds like an awesome episode and the best thing is how rare the content would be. No one really knows about this field and what it entails. I would appreciate the knowledge. Thank you!

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  • Make a video on SCP 009

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  • Good old 2013, open beverages and awkward scientists :) Destin is the same |:o

    Spencer FitzpatrickSpencer Fitzpatrick16 hari yang lalu
  • You're welcome.

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  • "Yeah you could just pour it on the ground" "This will melt your face" 🤔

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  • did the exiuse er even blow off it

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  • they should have made there steeal like this allow it wil never be better till we get a break though or somthing specail

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  • this was the tax of megnites they gave up so much rare earth

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