NASA releases restored footage from earliest moonwalks

NASA held a briefing Thursday, July 16, at the Newseum in Washington where NASA released greatly improved video imagery from the July 1969 live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.

[See the official press release and see the restored videos online]

The release featured 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 of 2009.

See the NASA photo gallery on Flickr related to the briefing

Archived and restored Apollo 11 moonwalk footage is shown on a large video monitor above panelist at a NASA briefing where restored Apollo 11 moonwalk footage was revealed for the first time at the Newseum, Thursday, July 16, 2009. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)


~ by tellinghistory on July 16, 2009.

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