Super slo mo Apollo, yo

By Phil Plait | April 30, 2010 11:59 am

In the Very Cool Department…

My friend Mark Gray from SpaceCraftFilms narrates this film, showing the Apollo 11 Saturn V liftoff using a high-speed camera. I’ve seen this clip about eight bazillion times over the years, but Mark gives the details of what’s happening, providing insight I wasn’t aware of.

The cool thing about this, to me, is the fact that it’s so familiar, but there’s still so much to know about it! And it goes to show you: sending rockets into space is, well, rocket science.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, NASA, Space
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