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2009-06-27 8:11:51 PM  
awesome
 
2009-06-27 8:14:24 PM  
Wait a minute here. First Michael Jackson dies and now NASA "finds" their missing moon landing tapes? I smell a conspiracy of the highest order.
 
2009-06-27 8:16:45 PM  
Oddly, they were found stored in Industrial Lights and Magic's production studio.
 
2009-06-27 8:24:06 PM  
I hear there's a boom mic visible in some of the shots.
 
2009-06-27 8:28:18 PM  
subby shoulda said "studio footage of..."
 
2009-06-27 8:31:49 PM  
I saw this in a Rammstein video.
 
2009-06-27 8:34:10 PM  
Oh, wow, this is great news. Really. I wouldn't have thought they'd ever find those tapes, I thought they were long gone.
 
2009-06-27 8:39:56 PM  
Neato
 
2009-06-27 8:55:58 PM  
Once, we were giants.

When did the United States decide that safe was better than bold?
 
2009-06-27 9:06:54 PM  

2wolves: Once, we were giants.

When did the United States decide that safe was better than bold?


If we've learned anything, it's that shuttle missions are safe.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-06-27 9:17:51 PM  
I was hoping for the video. Instead, I read that somebody discovered 40 year old magtapes that might some day be deciphered to yield video if they haven't crumbled into metal oxides.
 
2009-06-27 10:23:38 PM  
Buzz Aldrin probably phoned in and said that they'd better find those tapes or he was going to show up and kick someone's ass to the Moon.
 
2009-06-27 11:06:25 PM  
The tapes clearly show a young Michael Jackson doing the moon walk...and molesting a 5 year-old...on the lunar surface...so yeah...the tapes MUST be fake...
 
2009-06-28 12:10:49 AM  
Never saw or read much about the moon landing hoax conspiracy. Does anyone have any explanation to why we can see through the astronaut?
 
2009-06-28 12:21:32 AM  

monkeydoodledandy: Never saw or read much about the moon landing hoax conspiracy. Does anyone have any explanation to why we can see through the astronaut?


Back in the days before CCD target plates on video cameras, vidicon tubes formed the basis of both cameras and CRT monitors.

Anyone over the age of 40 can remember the long-persistence CRT guns, where you'd turn off the TV and a glowing dot would appear in the center of the screen.

Not exactly similar, but related to that effect, the persistent images left on vidicon targets would leave "ghost trails" of burned-in recent images. So when we see the shadowy images of astronauts moving in front of static, bright backgrounds, the "ghost" of the recent background image is still present. This effect is compounded by the persistent phosphors of the monitor where the image is being recorded.

That's one of the reasons to search for these original video tapes. The recordings we have now are all recordings of the cameras *aimed at* the receiver monitors in Honeysuckle Creek, Australia and Goldstone, California tracking stations. We now have the technology to convert the signals directly to NTSC without having to point a camera at a monitor screen, removing an entire generation of degraded imagery.
 
2009-06-28 12:54:41 AM  

bigpeeler: Wait a minute here. First Michael Jackson dies and now NASA "finds" their missing moon landing tapes? I smell a conspiracy of the highest order.


Sorry, that was me. I've been kind of gassy today.
 
2009-06-28 1:33:03 AM  
cool
 
2009-06-28 1:58:50 AM  

Relatively Obscure: 2wolves: Once, we were giants.

When did the United States decide that safe was better than bold?

If we've learned anything, it's that shuttle missions are safe.


OK, then they're bold...

Er, wait a minute...Um.

Well, the ISS is definitely bold, right?

Right???

/quietly weeps.
 
2009-06-28 2:18:04 AM  

2wolves: When did the United States decide that safe was better than bold?


Ask Walter Mondale.

As a Senator, he wanted to shut the Apollo program down after the Apollo 1 fire, with the old "We have to think of the potential loss of life!" whining-fest. Borman had to school him with the double-reverse "Every man in the program is ready to get back into a Block II CM *frikkin' TODAY, biatch" in session.

To be a little more on point, failed imagination at the NASA-PR level. Until they can communicate a viable benefit to the mouth breathers beyond "Tang and Velcro", those that point to the drop-in-the-bucket portion of NASA's budget from the national budget -- no one's getting excited.

The most recent manned-spacecraft hardware that most people are aware of is over 30 years old. (First SS airframe tests were in the late 70s.)

Maybe that new system (can't remember the name right now) will get people jumped up.

Oh, and back in the 1960s/70s, we had 3 networks, all of whom were basically conservative, and they were all "rah-rah" about the space program. Now, with the information stream to the public fragmented all to hell and gone, a truth about human nature has emerged. Only look to the plethora of gossip sites for confirmation:

People love to see other people dumped on, or, people love bad news/misery.

All it takes is one reporter editorializing in a report ("Do we REALLY need a manned space program when children are going to bed hungry?") and the kives come out.
 
2009-06-28 2:20:19 AM  
Mondale (talking about spending money on the Space Shuttle program:)

This item involves a fundamental and profound decision about the future direction of the manned space flight era. This is, in fact, the next moon-type program. I believe it would be unconscionable to embark on a project of such staggering cost when many of our citizens are malnourished, when our rivers and lakes are polluted, and when our cities and rural areas are dying. What are our values? What do we think is more important?

Logsdon, Apollo, Chapter 5, pp. 48-49; Congressional Record, May 6, 1970, pp. S6768-S6817.
 
2009-06-28 5:17:47 AM  
In this digitally enhanced version, we've decided that Buzz Aldrin stepping out first is more consistent with the mythos that later unfolded.

/Neil shot first
 
2009-06-28 6:14:18 AM  
Cool. Break out the tinfoil hats and let's bring on the crazy.
 
2009-06-28 6:28:57 AM  
This is all kinds of Awesome for me. Neil Armstrong is my boyhood hero and is to this day.

I cant wait to see this.
 
2009-06-28 6:31:26 AM  
monkeydoodledandy
Does anyone have any explanation to why we can see through the astronaut?

Back then astronauts were made out of Cellophane.
 
2009-06-28 6:31:57 AM  
I think the fake moon landing conspiracy was actually a Russian attempt to discredit our success in landing on the moon!


Derp Derp.
 
2009-06-28 6:32:08 AM  
Maybe the tapes were "lost" just long enough to do some cleanup work.
 
2009-06-28 6:35:13 AM  
What are all the people from that mission dead now? I thought it was supposed to be like the Kennedy assassination and they would "find" them 50 years after everyone was gone? I guess the advancments in Shoopin and CGI makes it too easy now aday's.
 
2009-06-28 6:35:59 AM  
However, viewers have only ever seen such poor quality footage because the original analogue tapes containing the pictures beamed direct from the lunar surface were lost almost as soon as they were recorded.

I never knew that. Talk about a farkup of the most monumental proportions!
 
2009-06-28 6:36:04 AM  
Bah, liked the original better.
 
2009-06-28 6:37:04 AM  
Cool stuff.


FTA: "We're talking about the same tapes," a Nasa spokesman said when challenged.

He continued, "Are you threatening me? I need TP for my bunghole."
 
2009-06-28 6:42:37 AM  
Did they give the tapes to Rudi to put away?
 
2009-06-28 6:45:42 AM  
I always knew the "Moon Landings" were "Xeroxed".
 
2009-06-28 6:47:21 AM  
They did take some nice still shots using large format film cameras. You can see some at the Rose Center (new window) in NYC - simply awesome
 
2009-06-28 6:49:37 AM  
Was OJ Simpson featured anywhere in them?

/obscure?
 
2009-06-28 6:51:50 AM  
Now if they can just find the missing Doctor Who tapes...
 
2009-06-28 7:03:46 AM  
[image from perpetualmemoryloss.com too old to be available]
 
2009-06-28 7:04:00 AM  
Trivia question:
What were the first words spoken from the surface of the moon?
 
2009-06-28 7:07:41 AM  

maddogdelta: What were the first words spoken from the surface of the moon?fark YEAH biatchES!!! SUCK IT!

 
2009-06-28 7:08:11 AM  
Good luck Mr. Gorsky.
 
2009-06-28 7:08:17 AM  
goddamnit
 
2009-06-28 7:08:29 AM  
Took them long enough to doctor the tapes of that fake moon landing.

Really though,it was a nice try,just like the Oswald,MLK and 9/11 BS.
 
2009-06-28 7:10:44 AM  
maddogdelta

"Contact light... okay, engines stopped."
 
2009-06-28 7:12:48 AM  

foxo: Took them long enough to doctor the tapes of that fake moon landing.

Really though,it was a nice try,just like the Oswald,MLK and 9/11 BS.


You forgot UFOs bigfoot and the World Jewish Conspiracy
 
2009-06-28 7:13:38 AM  
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Wasn't there already film of the first moon landing?
 
2009-06-28 7:13:44 AM  

maddogdelta: Trivia question:
What were the first words spoken from the surface of the moon?


I don't know, I'm not psychic.
 
2009-06-28 7:14:56 AM  

maddogdelta: Trivia question:
What were the first words spoken from the surface of the moon?


"I'm at the foot of the lander."?
 
2009-06-28 7:15:35 AM  
MORE lost moon landing tapes
These are far better quality
 
2009-06-28 7:18:57 AM  

dramboxf: This item involves a fundamental and profound decision about the future direction of the manned space flight era. This is, in fact, the next moon-type program. I believe it would be unconscionable to embark on a project of such staggering cost when many of our citizens are malnourished, when our rivers and lakes are polluted, and when our cities and rural areas are dying. What are our values? What do we think is more important?


Wow. I was a kid then, and had since forgotten what a douche Mondale was.
 
2009-06-28 7:19:31 AM  
"Once we were giants"

A select few do some amazing things.. the majority sit at home watching prime tv, sipping beer and consuming massive amounts of salt.

When something cool happens, we all take credit, when something bad happens, everybody sits back, shakes their head, and puts in a DVD.

/troll
//would love to see the new video
 
2009-06-28 7:19:53 AM  
SwiftFox: maddogdelta

"Contact light... okay, engines stopped."


Ding!

Which means Buzz Aldrin was the first person to say anything from the surface of the moon..

// If you are in your car making a cell phone call, nobody claims that you weren't on the earth...
 
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