excessively-sized image shows Apollo 17 lifting off in the first night launch of a Saturn V, on December 7, 1972. (Image via the Project Apollo Archive.) I don’t think I’ve ever watched video footage of a Saturn V launch without palpitating. That thing is colossal — it will always be awe-inspiring to me.
I remember when I was growing up, I firmly believed we’d be going back to the Moon at any moment. Real soon, now. I wish I could go back to that.