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Ok. So the Moon Land video isn't fake, it is "restored". LOL!O!L!O!L!LLL!O!L!O!L!

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The original recordings of the first humans landing on the moon 40 years ago were erased and re-used, but newly restored copies of the original broadcast look even better, NASA officials said on Thursday.

NASA released the first glimpses of a complete digital make-over of the original landing footage that clarifies the blurry and grainy images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the surface of the moon.

The full set of recordings, being cleaned up by Burbank, California-based Lowry Digital, will be released in September. The preview is available at www.nasa.gov.

NASA admitted in 2006 that no one could find the original video recordings of the July 20, 1969, landing.

Since then, Richard Nafzger, an engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, who oversaw television processing at the ground-tracking sites during the Apollo 11 mission, has been looking for them.

The good news is he found where they went. The bad news is they were part of a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed -- magnetically erased -- and re-used to save money.

"The goal was live TV," Nafzger told a news conference.

"We should have had a historian running around saying 'I don't care if you are ever going to use them -- we are going to keep them'," he said.

They found good copies in the archives of CBS news and some recordings called kinescopes found in film vaults at Johnson Space Center.

Lowry, best known for restoring old Hollywood films, has been digitizing these along with some other bits and pieces to make a new rendering of the original landing.

Nafzger does not worry that using a Hollywood-based company might fuel the fire of conspiracy theorists who believe the entire lunar program that landed people on the moon six times between 1969 and 1972 was staged on a movie set or secret military base.

"This company is restoring historic video. It mattered not to me where the company was from," Nafzger said.

"The conspiracy theorists are going to believe what they are going to believe," added Lowry Digital Chief Operating Officer Mike Inchalik.

And there may be some unofficial copies of the original broadcast out there somewhere that were taken from a NASA video switching center in Sydney, Australia, the space agency said. Nafzger said someone else in Sydney made recordings too.

"These tapes are not in the system," Nafzger said. "We are certainly open to finding them."

(Editing by Philip Barbara)
 

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Trust the government. They would NEVER lie to us. Well provided you're not black and have VD. Or need your thyroid tested (doesn't matte what color you were for that one).

Ok. Let's hear from the "tin hat" crew now...
 

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Trust the government. They would NEVER lie to us. Well provided you're not black and have VD. Or need your thyroid tested (doesn't matte what color you were for that one).

Ok. Let's hear from the "tin hat" crew now...
Must be a slow day for you guys. ;)
 

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you really think they staged a moon landing? :lol:
I don't know, were YOU there to see?

I wasn't so only proof I have is from media and government.

Do you REALLY trust the media and government?

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What I DO know is that in the great space race, Russians had almost every single record and accomplishment on American's....other then Moon, and out of nowhere, with VERY little past accomplishment Americans make the big news.

Not that I trust Russian government either....hehe

What I love about the entire thing is BILLIONS Americans spent, amount of people they had on projects (125k or so)....and Russians were designing space rockets with pencils on cardboard boxes in cold/no food (around 5-10k people).

YET they have accomplished so much more....from what they tell me.

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I don't know, were YOU there to see?

I wasn't so only proof I have is from media and government.

Do you REALLY trust the media and government?

:)

What I DO know is that in the great space race, Russians had almost every single record and accomplishment on American's....other then Moon, and out of nowhere, with VERY little past accomplishment Americans make the big news.

Not that I trust Russian government either....hehe

What I love about the entire thing is BILLIONS Americans spent, amount of people they had on projects (125k or so)....and Russians were designing space rockets with pencils on cardboard boxes in cold/no food (around 5-10k people).

YET they have accomplished so much more....from what they tell me.
Nope, I wasn't there to see. And unless anyone can provide solid evidence to the contrary (read: something other than whack-job conspiracy theories), I have no reason to believe it isn't true.
 

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I don't know if we were there or not. What I do know is that two space shuttles have blown up and we haven't exactly been very good in Iraq. Vietnam and Korea were jokes - and if it weren't for the nuke WW2 may have been an interesting scenario... Sort of makes it hard to believe that we can tie our own shoes.

Put that together with all the other "things" our government allows... and I even the most staunch "Government is Good" follower has to wonder.
 

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Nope, I wasn't there to see. And unless anyone can provide solid evidence to the contrary (read: something other than whack-job conspiracy theories), I have no reason to believe it isn't true.
You've never mailed me a check for $10,000 either. I promise I'll give it back. After all, you have no reason to believe it isn't true. ;)
 

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OK people say definitively whether you believe we landed on the moon or not. I want to separate the sane people from the wackos.

Yes, we landed on the moon.

(We'll save 9/11 conspiracy theorists for another thread.)
 

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My only comment is look a the construction of the lander and compare that to the shuttle, we should be sipping mocha lattes at Moonbucks right now!
 

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We most certainly landed on the moon in an absolute last ditch effort to be the first. I believe that the failures after the initial landing suggest just how lucky we were to get there first.
 

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IMO the entire project is just stupid.

What was the goal of going to the moon other then some BS "cold war"/I'm bigger/better then you BS???

What have we gained by doing so???

Especially from Scientific standpoint? I'm sorry but Hubble was a 10x greater accomplishment.

How much have we wasted to do so???

What could we have done differently with all that money that went into the BS???

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You should be happy they didn't do what they originally wanted to do, Blow it up!
 
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