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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