Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Terrific Apollo / Saturn-V Launch Composite

This one of the best I've seen.

Just about makes me shed a tear....

Also reminds of standing on the Launch Platform Odyssey at 154*W, 0*N with one of my friends one night. The Moon was up, and I said to no one in particular, "Gee....We went there once"....and he almost started crying.

Funny what makes grown men tear up, isn't it?


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. I came over from "Nobody Told Me." I grew up in Titusville, FL from 1966 to 1974. My father worked for IBM's Federal Systems Division, and he was a QC manager on the Saturn V Instrument Unit (guidance system). I got to see all the Saturn V launches either from the bank of the Indian River, or from my front yard just three miles farther away. I will never forget that crackling rumble of the first stage, nor how Apollo 17 lit up the night sky with a second dawn. Like you, I sometimes look up at the moon and think, "There are human boot prints up there, and three used cars."

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    1. "And three used cars".....

      Thanks for stopping by, Kevin.

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  2. Yep, that crackling is the burning gases going supersonic as the rocket lifts. And it was all done with slipsticks and elegant math...

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    1. And my Casio G-Shock watch has more computing power than the computers on board the CSM!

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