Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Moon landing tape lost

I'm not in to the conspiracy theories about the Apollo moon landing, but this caught my eye.
Moon landing tape lost

The United States Government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing.

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 says.

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

The tapes also contain data about the health of the astronauts and the condition of the spacecraft.

Mr Hautaloma says some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions are missing. More...

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