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FYI: 16mm Film of 1970s NASA Footage @ Auction

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posted on Jun, 12 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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Putting this out there for you NASA buffs.
I just came across this lot on an auction website I frequent.
It appears these are actual NASA films...which I didn't even know were allowed to be sold.
It appears to be shuttle and other footage.


16mm Film Reels Including 1970s NASA Footage


An assortment of 16mm film reels. This collection features a film reel in a black can labeled “Aeronautics and Space Report No. 84”; a reel in a box labeled “Space Division Rockwell International” and hand-marked “Space Shuttle July 7, 1975”; and a reel hand-marked “Space Shuttle Cavalcade HQ 221 A”. Also included are two reels of film in metal Eastman Kodak film cans with “ABC News” information labels, hand-labeled “Press Arrival at Clark Airbase”,

www.ebth.com...

edit on 12-6-2017 by IAMTAT because: photo added




posted on Jun, 12 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Space Shuttle July 7, 1975?

I wonder what is on that reel?

They rolled out the Enterprise from it's hanger in September of 1976, so it must be a film of assembly.



posted on Jun, 12 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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NASA.gov - Systematic Digitization of NSSDC Film Archive Begins.

The link is from the announced effort in 2000 to digitize all non-computer readable format items in NASA's possession.

Does anybody know if the auctioned film has already been converted?

My guess is it has. If it hasn't well that is another set of problems!
edit on 12-6-2017 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: grammar guerilla



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
NASA.gov - Systematic Digitization of NSSDC Film Archive Begins.

The link is from the announced effort in 2000 to digitize all non-computer readable format items in NASA's possession.

Does anybody know if the auctioned film has already been converted?

My guess is it has. If it hasn't well that is another set of problems!


The films up for auction are not necessarily a one-of-a-kind original prints. Each of the films could be one of multiple copies of an original.


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posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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It would be nice to finally find the old original footage -- the footage where you can actually see things happening -- of the first moon walk. Probably not in this batch, but it offers hope that it actually might still be lying around out there in some old man's shed.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

If they weren't actually erased and just lost in some Indiana Jones style warehouse somewhere, 50 year old magnetic tapes not properly stored probably wouldn't be all that usable anyways. The DAC film, however would be pretty cool to see.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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The Lot sold for $205.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Doesn't seem like that high of a bid now, does it?

Let me guess, anonymous buyer?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: IAMTAT

Doesn't seem like that high of a bid now, does it?


I suppose that would depend on how rare these are.

Like I mentioned above, these are not necessarily (and probably aren't) the originals, but instead are copies.

And there might be more copies of these same films out there, making $205 maybe a reasonable bid.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

That's true about them maybe being copies of an original.

An estate sale. Hum. I wonder if NASA even knows about them.

A fun ride! Thanks IAMTAT for the post and keeping track of this one!




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