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Did you know NASA accidentally erased the original moon landing footage during routine magnetic tape re-use in the 1980s? The footage the world saw on television that July day in 1969 was actually taken of a slow-scan television monitor and re-broadcast, picture quality reduced. The space between the primacy of that moment—in Armstrong’s life and in the narrative of the 20th century—is obscured a layer of irretrievable analog decay, time, distance, and now death.
From Footprints on the Moon, on Universe

Did you know NASA accidentally erased the original moon landing footage during routine magnetic tape re-use in the 1980s? The footage the world saw on television that July day in 1969 was actually taken of a slow-scan television monitor and re-broadcast, picture quality reduced. The space between the primacy of that moment—in Armstrong’s life and in the narrative of the 20th century—is obscured a layer of irretrievable analog decay, time, distance, and now death.

From Footprints on the Moon, on Universe

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