Shaky Saturday


Since we find ourselves in the midst of the Apollo 11 Moon mission this weekend, it seems appropriate to start out with a video of a high tech vibrations analysis test on the Saturn V rocket! On October 14, 1966, a full Saturn V and Apollo spacecraft were stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, and tested by being rocked back and forth. This was to check stability and measure stresses which might result from winds at the launch pad. Check it out after the jump!

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