The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. 2 videos and some info on the Saturn V. (Shamelessly stolen from myself from last-year’s post.)
The launch of Apollo 11 took place on July 16, 1969 at 13:32 UTC. (That is 9:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time in case you’re confused.) For those of you who don’t remember, it was the first Apollo mission to land men on the moon.
This is Saturn V launch-pad footage from that day. 16mm film at 500 frames per second. 8 minutes plus worth of video is only about 30 seconds of real time. I think it is fairly interesting.
I love that video because there is expert commentary, but not everyone agrees with me. So here’s a video that is a compilation of views from various cameras, including the control room, and the audience on site at Cape Canaveral. (The cover photo is the same for both videos, but I assure you that they are different.) YT will complain if you have the browser privacy settings set to 11, so use the link. (You don’t have privacy set to 11?)
- Produced thrust of 34.5 million newtons (7.6 million pounds)
- Fueled weight 2.8 million kilograms (6.2 million pounds)
- Height of 111 meters (363 feet)