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NASA lost the original moon footage

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:34 PM
I thought these guys were "rocket scientists"?

The original videos beamed to Earth were stored on giant reels of tape that each contained 15 minutes of video, along with other data from the moon. In the 1970s and '80s, NASA had a shortage of the tapes, so it erased about 200,000 of them and reused them. - Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

The entire Borenstein report:

NASA lost moon footage, but Hollywood restores it

How about the restored quality?

"It's certainly a little better than the original," Launius said. "It's not a lot better." - Smithsonian Institution space curator Roger Launius, a former NASA chief historian

At least they're not doing a Ted Turner by colorizing the scrounged copies. Nothing worse than astronauts with pinkish complexions and exaggerated hair color. Oh that's right, you wouldn't notice, they have spacesuits on!

"One cheap laugh for Hemisphere, one black eye for NASA."

What does the "moon walk on the studio lot" crowd have to say about this?

posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:41 PM
Here's one of the existing moonwalk videos:


Let's try this one:

That's better!

[edit on 16-7-2009 by Hemisphere]

posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:42 PM
reply to post by Hemisphere

well HD it is.

I see no cameras in the reflective pieces.

posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:59 AM

Originally posted by Hemisphere
Here's one of the existing moonwalk videos:

bahaha beat me to it.

that article is utterly insulting, imo.

posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 12:54 PM
Anyone else think we should just fire all NASA personnel and hire people that actually know WTF THEY ARE DOING!?

SERIOUSLY!!!! They lost the moon footage, and plus they forgot how to get to the moon!! We got there in the mid 1900s for god's sake! Our technology is a 1000 times better than it was then! Yet they forgot how to go to the moon? Rocket scientists my left butt cheek...


[edit on 17-7-2009 by DaMod]

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