Thanks for your post on the Saturn V. I remember watching the first shuttle
launch, and being surprised at how it jumped off the pad. I had become used
to the slow Saturn V launches, and forgot how fast these rockets can rise.
If I remember properly, the craft was bolted to the pad, and five second
after ignition, explosives would blow the bolts away, freeing the rocket to
take off. It was such a thrilling experience to watch.
Thanks much; what a wonderful experience!