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Nasa Have lost the moon landing videos...

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posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 05:52 PM

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'One small step for man,' 700-box tape loss for NASA
Original recordings of Apollo moon missions are missing

Tuesday, August 15, 2006; Posted: 12:38 p.m. EDT (16:38 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

Armstrong's famous space walk, seen by millions of viewers on July 20, 1969, is among transmissions that NASA has failed to turn up in a year of searching, spokesman Grey Hautaloma said.

"We haven't seen them for quite a while. We've been looking for over a year and they haven't turned up," Hautaloma said.

The tapes also contain data about the health of the astronauts and the condition of the spacecraft. In all, some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions are missing, he said.

"I wouldn't say we're worried -- we've got all the data. Everything on the tapes we have in one form or another," Hautaloma said.

NASA has retained copies of the television broadcasts and offers several clips on its Web site.

But those images are of lower quality than the originals stored on the missing magnetic tapes.

Because NASA's equipment was not compatible with TV technology of the day, the original transmissions had to be displayed on a monitor and re-shot by a TV camera for broadcast.

Hautaloma said it is possible the tapes will be unplayable even if they are found, because they have degraded significantly over the years -- a problem common to magnetic tape and other types of recordable media.

The material was held by the National Archives but returned to NASA sometime in the late 1970s, he said.

"We're looking for paperwork to see where they last were," he said.


Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but it seemed appropriate. How the heck do you manage to lose something so monumentaly important?...

posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 05:55 PM
Because they have NEVER been there

[edit on 15-8-2006 by Leevi]

posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 06:01 PM
or because the original videos show things THEY dont want US to see...

Interesting that this was discussed with Richard C Hoagland on Coast to Coast over a week ago, and it's now just being broken in the mainstream press. I mean, Krsna Krsna, the losing of the videos of the first moments of man on the moon is a pretty big story that relates to mixtures of man alike.

It's either a gigantic bureaucratic bumble, or petty theft, or it's intentional, to hide something that apparently we don't deserve to see....

chaos or conspiracy. choose your worldview

posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 06:13 PM
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