July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11 to the moon captured in extreme slow motion with a camera running at 500 frames per second.
Feel the power! I ran across this video on the Australian IceInSpace site of the Saturn V rocket take off I thought you might enjoy. The Saturn V (Saturn five) that launched Apollo 11 to the moon remains the most powerful machine ever built. It generated 7.6 million pounds of thrust, enough to break the bonds of Earth’s gravitational embrace and propel a crew to the moon. Seven times.
Liftoff for Apollo 11 atop the 363-foot (111 m) tall Saturn V
During the well-narrated launch sequence, you’ll see the initial firing up of the rocket as kerosene reacts with liquid oxygen. The chemical reaction creates extremely hot gases which expand and push out the nozzles at high speed, providing the necessary thrust for liftoff.
The slow-mo video unfolds in painstaking detail as 30 seconds of real time stretches to over 8 minutes. The second video includes some footage from the first but gives a broader view of what happened on July 16, 1969, a day that now seems so far away.