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Video: Take a look at the 1969 Apollo 11 launch at a mesmerizing 500 frames per second, as captured on 16mm movie: Digital Images Evaluation


Jason Major of Lights in the Dark just lately shared a traditional video clip from NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launch on Twitter. The video is a surprising instance of high-speed pictures, that includes unbelievable footage of the rocket’s Aerojet Rocketdyne F-1 engines captured at 500 frames per second on a 16mm movie digital camera.

Main initially wrote in regards to the high-speed Apollo 11 footage approach again in 2015 on his website. In that article, Main shared an extended video from Mark Grey of Spacecraft Films. You’ll be able to examine that video out beneath.

Saturn V – Apollo 13 (AS-508) Camera E72 from Pizza Marko on Vimeo.

Mark Grey additionally has a second, even longer video that includes footage from digital camera E-8, which is the high-speed 16mm digital camera used to file 500fps footage of the Apollo 11 launch. Within the video beneath, Grey offers glorious narration.

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

The 8’42” video beneath reveals about 30 seconds of real-time. To guard the digital camera from the acute warmth and particles, it was housed in a quartz mirror. Though it is robust to nail exactly what this implies, it seems that the digital camera was protected and pointed towards a mirror, slightly than straight on the rocket.

The Saturn V rocket was a ‘Heavy Mild Car,’ that means that it was extraordinarily highly effective. On the time, it was probably the most highly effective rocket ever to fly efficiently. The Saturn V was used a number of occasions within the Apollo program throughout the Nineteen Sixties and 70s. It was additionally used to launch the Skylab area station.

Saturn V was 111m (363′) tall, which is about 36 tales, and it weighed 2.8 million kilograms (6.2 million kilos) when totally fueled for liftoff. The rocket generated a staggering 34.5 million newtons (7.6 million kilos) of thrust at launch, which is extra energy than 85 Hoover Dams. In case your automobile will get 48km (30 mi) to the gallon, you possibly can drive across the Earth 800 occasions with Saturn V’s gasoline for only one of its lunar touchdown missions.

Click here to learn extra in regards to the unbelievable and iconic Saturn V rocket.




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