NASA’s Missing, First Moon Landing Tapes Uncovered In Australia?

June 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)— The Sunday edition of England’s Daily Express newspaper is reporting on a “World Exclusive” scoop that NASA recently found the tapes of the first historic moon landing by astronaut Neil Armstrong, missing since 1969. According to the paper, NASA is expected to unveil the missing moon landing footage sometime next month, as part of a larger 40th anniversary celebration of the historic American journey to the moon.

When the original magnetic tapes, recorded from a tracking station at the Parkes Observatory in Australia, were lost, the only remaining footage consisted of grainy images obtained using a 16mm film camera to capture the images from a television screen.

The images traveled live to television screens from Sydney, Australia after the images were compressed and then transmitted to the U.S. using the Intelsat III satellite.

The original raw images beamed from the moon to Australia, went missing soon after the moon landing. As a result, conspiracy theorists have had a field day for the past 40 years, declaring the moon landing a hoax.

The original moon landing tapes were reported by the paper, as recently discovered by scientists searching for other material in a storage facility in Perth, Australia and happened upon several tapes labeled NASA.

The paper claims NASA admitted the tapes contained footage of the Apollo 11 landing. Although, an unnamed NASA spokesman is also quoted in the paper’s report as saying, “At this point, I’m not prepared to discuss what has or has not been found.”

Whatever the case, if in fact the original tapes from the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 21 1969 were found, they would provide never-seen images of an historic worldwide event.



One Response to “NASA’s Missing, First Moon Landing Tapes Uncovered In Australia?”

  1. Autumn Anglin on May 3rd, 2010 1:10 pm

    mi name iz autumn anglin and idk wat all dis iz bout but o well who care???? i only makin diz sound stupid cuz i wanna see if diz thing corrrects all dez words lmao

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