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Apollo 11 Saturn V launch in HD

A blast from the past. Literally. 41 years ago a camera, running at 500 frames per second (yes, I know), captured the launch of Apollo 11 on a 16mm tape.

Thanks to the use of the 500 fps camera, the actual 30-second take-off  sequence is stretched to eight minutes. (And recently converted to HD too).

The resulting footage is mesmerising and terrifying in equal measure.

Listen to the commentary for more details and insights.

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