Apollo 11 video restored

by Anonymous on Jul. 20th, 2009

Mission patch for mankind's first lunar landing
Mission patch for mankind's first lunar landingCourtesy NASA
It's hard to imagine but somehow in the 40 years since it happened NASA lost or recorded over the original high-rez video tapes taken on the Moon during what was arguably mankind's greatest achievement in the 20th century. However, a restoration team from Hollywood has been working to clean up the images that were broadcast back to Earth, and here are the results. Hooray for Hollywood!

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ARTiFactor says:

I ended up doing what NASA did. I could not afford to keep buying more high quality video tape so copied archival footage to cheaper tape (2nd generation) and reused the premium tape for new footage.
NASA tape was huge and expensive.

The 2000 pictures from the Lunar orbiters were on a pile of data tapes weighing 24 tons in a pile 10x20x6 ft that almost got reused. (click to learn more)

posted on Mon, 07/20/2009 - 6:36pm

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