Thursday, July 16, 2009

Conspiracy Theorists Rejoice!

Those of you that don't believe the moon-landings actually happened are really going to get a kick out of this. Reuters reports that NASA is paying a Hollywood studio to digitally restore the footage of Apollo 11's moon landing in 1969 (Cue the "filmed in a Hollywood studio" theories). But here's the best part: the restoration is based on the CBS TV footage, not the original footage made on the moon. Why, you ask?

NASA admitted in 2006 that no one could find the original video recordings of the July 20, 1969, landing.

Since then, Richard Nafzger, an engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, who oversaw television processing at the ground-tracking sites during the Apollo 11 mission, has been looking for them.

The good news is he found where they went. The bad news is they were part of a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed -- magnetically erased -- and re-used to save money.

Cue the crazies!


  1. Oh man. Now the Discovery/TLC/Science/National Geographic/ Channels have some new shows to put in their conspiracy theory line up between their other excellent science shows like: Ice Road Truckers, Deadly Catch, American Choppers, Half Ton Mom, etc...

  2. I like the seemingly always on shows on Nostradamus. I've tried watching one of those shows and I even looked the guy up on Wikipedia and I still have no idea why anyone cares what this guy wrote. He's like a thousand year old horoscope that people keep falling for over and over.


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