Arguably some of the greatest technological advances have come with the pursuit of space travel: From instruments created for measuring the surface of Mars to telescopes that can gaze into the heavens unimpeded by our pesky atmosphere. But the coolest part is how to get that technology (and often the people that need to operate it) up there in the sky.
For your viewing pleasure, some spectacular video of rocket launches:
THE launch of launches...now in HD
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 Saturn V launches with millions of eyes focused on that launch pad. Now, the original video from that launch has been converted to high definition and is a truly breathtaking event. Enjoy.