A few years ago I decided to answer the long-asked question “what would happen if you synced Apollo launch footage with David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’
Don’t you even try to deny it, because I know you’ve asked question that at least once in your life.
You haven’t? Oh..
Well, anyway, it turns out it looks pretty neat.
The original version of the video was cut back in 2011. This one, posted here, is a re-cut I made this month. The old version didn’t flow in certain spots, so I decided to touch it up a bit. The 16mm launch footage is a mixture of the Apollo 8, 11, and 12 missions.
Watch for volume at the start, and be sure to full screen it!
Mobile users: click here
If video doesn’t play, click here (120 MB). To view the HQ version, click here (300 MB).
Images: NASA via Internet Archive
Music: David Bowie – Life On Mars? (from the album Hunky Dory)
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