Super slo mo Apollo, yo

Super slo mo Apollo, yo

Super slo mo Apollo, yo

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April 30 2010 11:59 AM

Super slo mo Apollo, yo

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.

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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.