Apollo 11’s Launch In Slo-mo

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This piece of incredible film came from a fixed 16mm camera, mounted on the Saturn V launch pad at the 1969 shuttle launch. It’s shot at an impressive 500 frames per second. The rocket, the largest and most powerful launch vehicle ever brought to operational status – was carrying Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. They launched on July 16, 1969 and 4 days later would become the first people to land on the moon. The video, narrated by Mark Grey of Spacecraft Films, is stunning to watch, Grey explains the nuances of the launch and talks you through the 30 seconds of footage slowed to its native speed, so it stretches over 8 minutes. It’s well worth the 8 minutes, as this is a once in a lifetime moment.

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

via. Motherboard