If you ever get a chance, come to Florida and go to the Space Center. They have several rockets standing near the [arking lot and a Saturn V on display. You can walk under this monster and get an idea of what it was like to see them take off. When there was a launch our school would gsther everyone inot the gym so we could see it on the school T.V. It may have been B/W but still impressive. It really did take some time to slowly rise off the pad before it picked up speed.