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“New” NASA Video of Moon Landing Not So New

Posted by mattusmaximus on July 16, 2009

As I outlined in my earlier post – Old Moon Landing Tapes Found – Conspiracy Nuts Still Lost – there were rumors going around about “lost” footage of the first Apollo Moon landing being found by NASA.  Well, yes and no.  As this news article points out, the footage is old but it was never lost…

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NASA refurbishes video copies of moon landing

With the help of Hollywood, those historic, grainy images of the first men on the moon never looked better. NASA unveiled refurbished video Thursday of the July 20, 1969, moonwalk restored by the same company that sharpened up the movie “Casablanca.”

NASA lost its original moon landing videotapes and after a three-year search, officials have concluded they were probably erased. That original live video was ghostlike and grainy.

NASA and a Hollywood film restoration company took television video copies of what Apollo 11 beamed to Earth 40 years ago and made the pictures look sharper.

NASA emphasized the video isn’t “new” — just better quality.

Here’s the old version of the footage…

And here’s the new version…

Now you can bet your bottom dollar that the Moon hoax conspiracy theorists are going to go plain nuts over this turn of events, despite the fact that their claims have been debunked repeatedly. Just wait, and you’ll start to see them ranting on and on about how NASA is attempting to manipulate the video so as to cover up the truth that we never actually went to the Moon.

One Response to ““New” NASA Video of Moon Landing Not So New”

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