Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apollo 11 close up and personal

This video of Apollo 11 taking off is absolutely amazing!

We have all seen the video of rockets and the space shuttle taking off over and over again but this video is taken of the engines at an amazing 500 frames per second.

What this means is that the video is in slow motion so you can clearly see everything from the first moment of ignition to the launch vehicle clearing the tower.

The event recorded only lasted about 30 seconds but because it is shown in slow motion it will last for about 8 minutes.

Listen to a moment by moment description of everything that is happening.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

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