The last time I watched Generations, I laughed as Dr. Sorin sent that rocket up towards the sun from the planet surface, and it appear to be going, say 85mph. But fewer than 5 seconds later, it reached the sun! Wowsers. Am I remembering that correctly?
Yes you are.
Presumably, they edited out the hours and hours of Picard and Soran sitting around in the desert, exchanging scowls and glares