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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

    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 said.

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

    The tapes also contain data about the health of the astronauts and the condition of the spacecraft. In all, some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions are missing, he said.

    "I wouldn't say we're worried -- we've got all the data. Everything on the tapes we have in one form or another," Hautaloma said.

    NASA has retained copies of the television broadcasts and offers several clips on its Web site.

    But those images are of lower quality than the originals stored on the missing magnetic tapes.

    Because NASA's equipment was not compatible with TV technology of the day, the original transmissions had to be displayed on a monitor and re-shot by a TV camera for broadcast.

    Hautaloma said it is possible the tapes will be unplayable even if they are found, because they have degraded significantly over the years -- a problem common to magnetic tape and other types of recordable media.

    The material was held by the National Archives but returned to NASA sometime in the late 1970s, he said.

    "We're looking for paperwork to see where they last were," he said.

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    From the official site of Reuters UK ( no news in the USA Reuters )
    Hieronymus

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    "I'm forbidden to reign, but I'll never yield before the facts: I am the Cat"

  • #2
    Maybe in searching for the tapes, they will find the ark .......

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    • #3
      Yes Morgan, I think so
      Hieronymus

      - Dalmatius -

      "I'm forbidden to reign, but I'll never yield before the facts: I am the Cat"

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      • #4
        they will probably end up on e-bay!


        somebody might have them stored in their garage.


        it would be a shame to lose them.


        -unless it really never happened....

        "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
        - Michael Moorcock

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lemec
          -unless it really never happened....
          Almost exactly what crossed my mind. I have no doubt it happened (and all subsequent landings, as well), but the conspiricy theorists are going to have a field day with this one!

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          • #6
            Some years ago, a documentary was made for TV :

            Scientists, leaders, Kissinger ( ? ), explained why the trip on the moon was a fake, why the pictures had been made in studio .....

            And at the end of the documentary, it was explained the documentary was a fiction and how it is easy to manipulate pictures and talks .....

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            • #7
              If they hadn't dismantled the studio in Nevada, they could have simply re-filmed it.
              You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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              Image Hive :-: Wikiverse :-: Media Hive

              :-: Onsite Offerings :-:


              "I am an observer of life, a non-participant who takes no sides. I am in the regimented society, but not of it." Moondog, 1964

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Governor of Rowe Island
                If they hadn't dismantled the studio in Nevada, they could have simply re-filmed it.
                With Bruce Willis!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Doc
                  Almost exactly what crossed my mind. I have no doubt it happened (and all subsequent landings, as well), but the conspiricy theorists are going to have a field day with this one!


                  ya! I'm told even my grandfather used to say it was faked!


                  The Penn & Teller show had a program about that. One guy claimed there was a movie prop mark on one of the rocks, but he was proved wrong by showing the original photographs,there was just something on the copy that was not on the original.

                  That Nevada sound stage was documented in the movie Diamonds Are Forever haha, when Bond stole that moon vehicle to make his escape!


                  If it was faked, I guess it was due to the arms race.

                  I just had a conversation about hpw NASA should put a remote controlled telescope on the moon so we can get a better look at those newly discovered planets that are past Pluto. ;)

                  The aliens probably come from an unknown 13th planet, don't you think so?

                  "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                  - Michael Moorcock

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lemec
                    That Nevada sound stage was documented in the movie Diamonds Are Forever haha, when Bond stole that moon vehicle to make his escape!
                    Capricorn One
                    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Morgan Kane
                      Some years ago, a documentary was made for TV :

                      Scientists, leaders, Kissinger ( ? ), explained why the trip on the moon was a fake, why the pictures had been made in studio .....

                      And at the end of the documentary, it was explained the documentary was a fiction and how it is easy to manipulate pictures and talks .....
                      I have it on tape somewhere. It explained that Stanley Kubrick had faked the Moon landing and that was why he had been able to pull strings at NASA, in order to get special spy satellite camera lenses in order to film the candle lit indoor scenes in 'Barry Lyndon' (1975).

                      The 'documentary' was made by William Karel, for Point du Jour and called 'Dark Side of the moon':
                      http://www.filmakers.com/indivs/DarkSide.htm

                      Most ingenious.

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                      • #12
                        hehe, I'd like to see the movie and the doc.


                        I do have Buzz Aldrin's autograph though. Surely he would not lie about the moon landing?


                        P.S. Barry Lyndon was a very interesting movie.
                        Last edited by lemec; 08-17-2006, 02:59 PM.

                        "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                        - Michael Moorcock

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                        • #13
                          I thought for a moment NASA had managed to loose the moon.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grey Mouser
                            I thought for a moment NASA had managed to loose the moon.

                            That will be next!


                            or someone will try to tell me there is no moon,next! haha

                            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                            - Michael Moorcock

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lemec
                              or someone will try to tell me there is no moon,next! haha
                              Oh come on, Lem! Surely you know that it is a projection into the night sky from the apex of the Great Pyramid?

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