Poor NASA always seems to get singled out for these stories of the digital loss. At least this one has a happier ending… today Reuters reports that:
The original recordings of the first humans landing on the moon 40 years ago were erased and re-used, but newly restored copies of the original broadcast look even better, NASA officials said on Thursday.
I think its worth thinking ourselves hback to this time. They were engineering the truly impossible, with all minds focused on the future. There wasnt time to think about archival quality anything, in fact nearly every piece of media technology they used was invented for the effort. Kudos that a restoration effort is underway.
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