“Yes, there were no Americans there! They never flew to the moon. How does a shadow, a developing flag, not high enough jumps? All this shooting on the pavilion in one of the studios of Hollywood! What, Stanley Kubrick paid? Where is your evidence ?! ”.
And after all, all these questions and suspicions the NASA representatives could have long overlapped with the original record of the landing of the Apollo 11 mission astronauts in 1969 But ... it is not. We are talking about 45 lost coils with high quality magnetic tape (the original recording, not the broadcast from headquarters, which the whole world saw). NASA may provide records of the remaining landings, as well as copies of the first. But where did the original Apollo 11's legendary and incredibly important mission go?
The original video of the mission, aired in July 1969, depicting Apollo 11 astronauts performing several tasks on the lunar surface. The task lasted 2.5 hours, where all scientific activities were carried out. The mission on the moon began at 10:39:33 pm on July 20, 1969, when astronaut Neil Armstrong first emerged from the lunar module. Stumbling, he released an assembly of modular equipment. The camera on the module provided a direct television broadcast of the first step on the lunar surface. During the first visit to the moon, astronauts moved within 100 meters of the lunar module, collected about 47 pounds of samples and deployed 4 experiments. After 2 hours and 31 minutes on the surface, the astronauts completed their mission in the morning of July 21. The first news that the recordings disappeared appeared in 2006. The journalist article told about the stupidest mistake of NASA, which led to the loss of films. The US space agency admitted to its own blunder and launched a large-scale search program.
Experts believed that the original tapes could be located in the archives of the Goddard Space Flight Center. Searches accelerated, as in the laboratory of Goddard remained valuable equipment, which could be considered invaluable records. In 2006, it was rumored that it would soon be exploited, so it was important to have time to find the originals.
Soon there were rumors that one of the films was found. But when deciphering, they did not find the records of the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. When we rummaged through all the archives and found nothing, I had to agree with the most likely conclusion. No films!
A banal error?
Where are they going? Experts believe that the original records were in a batch of 200,000 tapes, which were demagnetized to be reused (yes, all in the name of economy!). At the start of the mission, management was more concerned about the live broadcast than saving the recordings.
In the future, NASA used many copies. Of course, they were in a terrible “grainy” quality, so they decided to digitize them. And at this moment a famous conspiracy theory was born that the flight to the moon was staged. The restoration of the recording was done by the company Lowry Digital, which was famous for the work on the quality restoration of old Hollywood films. Of course, the lunar conspiracy theorists jumped at this idea with a pavilion in Hollywood.
NASA continues to look for records, although they do not hope for success. So, we have two options:
- Americans were not on the moon, and the idea of losing a record is only a good cover for NASA.
- NASA representatives are so clumsy and irresponsible that they somehow lost one of the most important evidence (and even if you didn’t take this as evidence, could you not save such a valuable record?).
Which option are you inclined to?