Video: Launching Apollo 11 at the Moon

It may not be data visualization exactly, but it is visual, and it is cool. It’s footage of the Apollo 11 launch at 500 frames per second — twenty times the normal video frame rate. Pretty glorious.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

Occasionally I remember just how crazy it is that we sent humans to the moon. In 1969. With hard-wired, analog technology. Makes telling interactive stories on the iPad seem like a lark.


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    Katie Peek is a science writer and astronomer who is figuring out how to give voice to information and data. This web site is a log of her voyage.