By the time it clears the launch tower, the 3000-ton Saturn V is moving at about 70mph and is already 150 tons lighter. Here's a slo-mo talk through of what happens in those first 12 seconds.

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@EdS but you didn't link to the best video on the internet:

I mean, if you don't like Western swing over Apollo 11 launching backwards, I don't think we can be friends ...

If you like reversed rocketry videos, you might like this, which is I think SpaceX's first successful booster landing, as it happens on land, reversed.

(443 views and 2 thumbs up at time of posting...)


@EdS no fan of SpaceX and it'll be light on the Western Swing

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