The Saturn V is the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket humans have ever built. In 13 missions, it took 24 astronauts beyond earth's orbit, including all 12 who ever set foot on the moon, without a single loss of life. Watch in awe as its entire career launches before you.

Once again, it's the audio in this mashup that gets my heart racing. News legend Walter Cronkite, covering the first unmanned Saturn V test launch in November 1967, can barely contain his giddy exhilaration as the rocket takes flight — the launch was powerful enough to knock down ceiling tiles and nearly blow out the blast window in his observation room three miles away. "The roar is terrific!" he wails, 120db of noise and fury swirling around him. 46 years later, it still is. [lunarmodule5, Apollo 4, Saturn V]