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NASA promises 'greatly improved' Moon landing footage
The Register (UK) ^ | 14th July 2009 09:20 GMT | Lester Haines

Posted on 07/14/2009 9:22:10 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

NASA has tantalisingly announced that it will release "greatly improved video imagery from the July 1969 live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk" on Thursday.

The agency reports (http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/jul/HQ_M09-125_Newseum_Apollo_tapes.html): "The release will feature 15 key moments from Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's historic moonwalk using what is believed to be the best available broadcast-format copies of the lunar excursion, some of which had been locked away for nearly 40 years."

We assume the footage in question is gleaned from the original magnetic tapes recorded by the Parkes Observatory in Australia, and which belatedly turned up (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/29/moon_landing_tapes/) in a storage facility in Perth.

In 2006, NASA admitted (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/15/nasa_footage_mishap/) it had mislaid the tapes which were supposed to be in its Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. As a result, the world has (until Thursday, we hope), had to make do with NASA's inadequate copy of the original broadcast, captured on 16mm film from a monitor screen.



TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; moon; nasa; space
Heads up for the NASA news conference on Thursday.
1 posted on 07/14/2009 9:22:10 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

So, they finally were able to get back into the studio to reshoot it, eh?


2 posted on 07/14/2009 9:23:48 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: microgood; liberallarry; cmsgop; shaggy eel; RayChuang88; Larry Lucido; namsman; jpsb; decimon; ...

Heads up!

If you want on or off this aerospace ping list, please contact Paleo Conservative or phantomworker by Freep mail.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 9:24:51 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Anyone believe we’ll have enough money to get man back on the moon in the next 20 years?


4 posted on 07/14/2009 9:25:02 PM PDT by G Larry (Obamacare = Dying in Line)
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To: Paleo Conservative

They’ve got to sell themselves. I think it’s worth it, manned exploration.


5 posted on 07/14/2009 9:25:23 PM PDT by allmost
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To: G Larry
Anyone believe we’ll have enough money to get man back on the moon in the next 20 years?

In 20 years $24 billion will just about cover the cost of a nice meal at a restaurant.

6 posted on 07/14/2009 9:26:57 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

I watched the origional TV broadcast live and thr pictures were really pretty good.


7 posted on 07/14/2009 9:28:08 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: G Larry
Anyone believe we’ll have enough money to get man back on the moon in the next 20 years?

At the rate they're currently spending it...? Yeah, right.

8 posted on 07/14/2009 9:28:13 PM PDT by wysiwyg (What parts of "right of the people" and "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Is this going to be as good as the digitally remastered E.T. movie?

I like how the Obama administration can’t make us proud so he has to re-release some of our proudest moments.

It is almost like buying an American made Schwinn bike when you were a kid, then having the opportunity to purchase one of the finest Chinese Schwinns at Walmart. Not the same thing.


9 posted on 07/14/2009 9:29:34 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: G Larry
Anyone believe we’ll have enough money to get man back on the moon in the next 20 years?

Easy. We just make a pile of money from the national debt. The pile will easily reach the moon, and we can just climb up.

10 posted on 07/14/2009 9:30:39 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: pennyfarmer

This seems more like NASA looking for support.


11 posted on 07/14/2009 9:31:22 PM PDT by allmost
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To: pennyfarmer
Is this going to be as good as the digitally remastered E.T. movie?

Oh, please...what will the 0bama NASA edit out?

12 posted on 07/14/2009 9:31:32 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: G Larry

No. The last Obama stimulus made sure our grandkids will still be paying for the deficit. Maybe the moon at your local college dorm.


13 posted on 07/14/2009 9:32:49 PM PDT by max americana
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To: SlowBoat407
No they have had time to scrub the film of any nasty little artifacts.
14 posted on 07/14/2009 9:33:44 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953
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To: SlowBoat407

Hollywood is doing a re-imagining? =)


15 posted on 07/14/2009 9:37:08 PM PDT by Redcitizen (December 21, 2012; there's change for ya!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Go rent/buy “For All Mankind”.

About an hour and a 1/2 of just NASA footage during Apollo, amazing stuff.


16 posted on 07/14/2009 9:38:24 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Paleo Conservative

Wow.

Wonder if OJ Simpson will be there. I loved him in the first NASA movies.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 9:40:14 PM PDT by IncPen (Cap and trade? Now you know why Enron had to die.)
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To: SlowBoat407

LOL! That’s what I was thinking...though I believe they really did go to the moon and shoot film.


18 posted on 07/14/2009 9:43:54 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Snickering Hound
Go rent/buy “For All Mankind”.

I second your recommendation...fantastic footage....

19 posted on 07/14/2009 9:44:31 PM PDT by gdc314
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To: G Larry

Anything is possible, but I’ll say ‘no.’ Loved to be proved wrong. Even better if a private concern managed the feat.


20 posted on 07/14/2009 9:44:49 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: dalereed

“I watched the origional TV broadcast live...”

I did too! You know we’re giving away how ancient we are...


21 posted on 07/14/2009 9:45:33 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: G Larry

The next man to set foot on the moon will be Chinese.

We’ll be England in 20 years, Europe will be northern Arabia.


22 posted on 07/14/2009 9:47:27 PM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: SatinDoll

“I did too! You know we’re giving away how ancient we are...”

More than ancient, we had been married for 11 years when they landed on the moon.


23 posted on 07/14/2009 9:56:20 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Snickering Hound
Go rent/buy “For All Mankind”.

About an hour and a 1/2 of just NASA footage during Apollo, amazing stuff.

Even better, I recorded it on the hard drive of my cable box in April when it was shown on Showtime. I've got several programs about the Apollo program that have been broadcast this year saved. There is a really good 6-part series called Moon Machines that I recorded off the Discovery Science Channel back in February. I think it may have been shown again once or twice more since then.

24 posted on 07/14/2009 10:00:02 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: SatinDoll

I saw it too. I remember being really frustrated because it seemed like they couldn’t get the camera pointed so you could see anything.


25 posted on 07/14/2009 10:02:58 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: IncPen

lol! I remember that flick but I don’t remember the title of it.


26 posted on 07/14/2009 10:17:58 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: SatinDoll

I was at boarding school here in Australia. The school finally cracked and bought televisions for the boarding houses. We wouldn’t give them back afterwards :)


27 posted on 07/14/2009 10:36:32 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: SatinDoll

Maybe something like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mouUUWpEec0


28 posted on 07/14/2009 10:41:58 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: dalereed

Married 11 years! Well, I was rather forward then, but not that precocious at 18-years old.


29 posted on 07/14/2009 10:53:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: SatinDoll

We were 32 and had bought our home 3 years prior in 1966.


30 posted on 07/14/2009 10:56:59 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Paleo Conservative
Clickable Links

Moon Landing Tape Found

NASA Holds Briefing to Release Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video

31 posted on 07/14/2009 11:03:47 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

It looks just as real as when Tom Hanks received the Medal of Honor from Lyndon Johnson in “Forrest Gump.”


32 posted on 07/15/2009 4:20:42 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal)
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To: dalereed

We saw the original broadcast, and I remember being disappointed with the quality of the picture, even though it was thrilling to know where it was coming from.


33 posted on 07/15/2009 4:48:28 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I lived in New Mexico at the time...was 7....my fathered worked on the LEM @ White Sands....remember watching the landing on TV....I was awe struck...and didn't really realize the significance and impact it had round the world...living in a remote desert does that...

My Dad no loner is with us....but some of his souvenirs from that time remain a family treasure...thanks Dad....you truly were one of the "Greatest Generation".....
34 posted on 07/15/2009 5:03:59 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: JRios1968
"Oh, please...what will the 0bama NASA edit out?"

In these "remastered" photos, Neal Armstrong will be black!

35 posted on 07/15/2009 6:04:57 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: dalereed

Back in 1969 my dad bought my brothers and I a model Saturn VI rocket all with even the moon lander... should have kept it, it would have been worth some money now...


36 posted on 07/15/2009 7:48:36 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: dalereed
I can still remember it back in 1969 , it was a family event, we spent hours glued to the TV watching switching back and forth from channel to channel to see what network had the best pictures and coverage...
The one thing that sticks on your mind is the sound of the beep ... beep ... when you heard them talk ....
in a few months and years, the pictures were in color..
37 posted on 07/15/2009 7:52:48 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: gdc314

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQfiwf58C9U


38 posted on 07/15/2009 7:57:08 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: guitarplayer1953
Look at this video of the first moon landing when they ascent from the moon surface..... watch the video at the time stamp at 5:49/ 5:50 - 5:52 .... look in the lower left side...
If this was faked, then how can they explain that ?
Looks like a meteorite .... good thing that they missed it ...
Apollo 11
39 posted on 07/15/2009 8:31:39 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: guitarplayer1953
Look at this video of the first moon landing when they ascent from the moon surface..... watch the video at the time stamp at 5:49/ 5:50 - 5:52 .... look in the lower left side...
If this was faked, then how can they explain that ?
Looks like a meteorite .... good thing that they missed it ...
Apollo 11
40 posted on 07/15/2009 8:38:40 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

a meteorite would not be a problem the problem would be structures on the moon that we did not put there, that is what will need to be scrubbed from the footage..


41 posted on 07/15/2009 10:28:19 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953
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To: G Larry

Obama Czars have already said we won’t be establishing any moon stuff because its too expensive.
I wasn’t surprised by the news.
I see a new president in our Horizon!


42 posted on 09/11/2009 12:03:30 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

I assure you that Norm Augustine is NOT one BO’s czars!

His report simply observed there is a $3B/yr shortfall in the funding necessart for NASA to achieve that objective.


43 posted on 09/11/2009 5:46:01 AM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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