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NASA final Report on the Apollo 11 Tape Search

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posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 05:35 PM
The time line of mishaps and confusion in the Apollo 11 telemetry tape search from Australia to America.

The search for the Apollo 11 TV tapes .PDF NASA final Report on the Tape Search

Gaps in Documentation
Although Goddard policy now requires organizations to work through Code when storing and withdrawing records from the WNRC,it was not always that way. Record keeping personnel said that in the past, several organizations with large data holdings managed their own records and their own paperwork--the so-called SF 135s needed to transfer records to the WNRC and the form 11s to withdraw them. The practice stopped in the late 1990s when NASA Headquarters became concerned that important data could be lost without a stricter accounting of what these organizations shipped and withdrew.

After examining the green ledger books, employees began to suspect that the organization responsible for the Apollo tapes enjoyed the same working arrangement.The accession numbers listed in the ledger books were not in sequential order. In fact, employees found large gaps, indicating that the records office had assigned those.

I am still in disbelief how all this bungling occurred with all this footage on telemetry tapes sitting there, the cost involved in new technology for the mission is left to rot.

With thinking like this one can understand!

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But at the time.who noticed? Certainly not the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who sat mesmerized by the fuzzy images on their televisions sets

The millions of people worldwide expected the best footage there was and though so.
Why didn't NASA proceed with at-least the scan converter at Parks after all this was where the footage that we the millions viewed? it was all there

Telemetry tapes at Honeysuckle John Vanderkly anotates the tapes on an M-22 telemetry recorder running at 120 inches per second – at Honeysuckle Creek. Recording at this speed, the tapes had to be changed every 15 minutes.


posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:45 PM
Here is the Only Four known recordings of the Apollo 11 Landing as of 06'

(click to open player in new window)

"Courtesy of Honeysuckle"

09' Final
Six restored videos Apollo 11 Partial Restoration HD

Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage


[edit on 14/12/09 by Zelong]


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