Apollo 11 - "We are Go for Launch"

On the 16th of July, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin ("Buzz") Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched into space.  Their mission - known as Apollo 11 - was to land on the Moon and safely return to Earth.

Their launch vehicle - the Saturn V rocket, powered in its first stage by five huge F-1 engines - generated about 7.6 million pounds of thrust (lifting a vehicle weighing about 6.5 million pounds). 

The Saturn V remains the most powerful machine ever built and is the only vehicle which has carried a human being beyond Earth's gravity. 

This video clip, of the launch, begins at "T-minus 00:5:59 and counting."  It continues until Apollo 11 is past the area of maximum dynamic pressure. 

Narration, through liftoff, is by NASA's Public Affairs Officer Jack King.

Media Credits

Launch video, online courtesy NASA.




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