[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be occasionally supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]

The launch of Apollo 11, the first NASA mission to successfully land men on the surface of the moon, has been well documented over the years, but never with this much glorious detail. Not only has an outfit called Spacecraft Films taken the original 16mm, 500 frames per second footage of the Saturn V launch and transferred it to high definition, but they've provided an incredibly thorough commentary to explain every step of the process. So if you've ever wondered precisely what is going on in the 30 seconds it takes a spacecraft to begin its gravity-defying ascent away from earth, you now have a fascinating 8-minutes ahead of you outlining just that.

And if the science behind spacecraft isn't your bag, I'm guessing what is essentially a massive explosion in unbelievable slow motion will be.
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