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I'm still alive!
Jul. 18th, 2006 @ 02:42 pm
|Date:||July 19th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)|| |
I saw the last two Saturn missions launched...Apollo 17 and Skylab. We were 3 1/2 miles away at the press site for both.
The Apollo 17 launch was late at night. When the engines ignited the sky turned golden. The rocket rose slowly out of a foggy mist, as we were shaken by the noise. shock waves raced away from the launcher.
The Saturn rose high into the sky and arced over. As it gained altitude, and the air pressure dropped, the flames got larger, till they stretched for 1/2 mile behind the rocket. We could stiil see it when it was 50 miles away. So imagine the rocket you saw, with a flame extending to the far site of the campus!
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