Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Saturn V "a jewel in the night" (post 30 )

After the Apollo 11 crew press conference, we take a NASA bus to a close-by vantage point to photograph the Saturn V on Pad 39A at dusk and then,  under high-intensity xenon lights,  at night. We take some pictures of ourselves in front of the rocket and then wait for dusk. As the night sky starts to darken, we see round lights at various levels of the gray MSS (Mobile Service Structure) and the red LUT (Launch Umbilical Tower). Then the xenon lights are turned on in a magnificent display illuminating the Saturn V. The primitive camera I have does not allow me to fully capture the beauty of the scene. I describe the Saturn V as “a jewel in the night” with beacons of light shooting out on all sides. One of the most remarkable sights of a remarkable trip.

#Apollo11Eyewitness  Post #30  Juy 14, 1969 Events

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