- Why do the flames appear to creep up the sides well above the engines? or is it a mirage effect from the pressure waves? - Howard A'Court
Apollo 11 Launch
Collection: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection
Title: Apollo 11 Launch
Full Description: The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit after liftoff from Pad 39A at 9:32 a.m. EDT. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles some 55 miles downrange. This photo was taken with a 70mm telescopic camera mounted in an Air Force EC-135N plane. Onboard are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Image #: 69PC-0413
Original url: grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000628.html
UID: SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-00 0628
Center Number: 69PC-0413
GRIN DataBase Number: GPN-2000-000628
Visit www.nasaimages.org for the most comprehensive compilation of NASA stills, film and video, created in partnership with Internet Archive.