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Apollo 11 tapes refurbished

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Date: Jul 14, 2009 - 08:46 AM
NASA's going to be rolling out a cleaned-up version of the Apollo 11 tapes shortly:

NASA will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 16, at the Newseum in Washington to release greatly improved video imagery from the July 1969 live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.

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. The initial video released Thursday is part of a comprehensive Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project expected to be completed by the fall.
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for film restoration.



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