Sunday, June 28, 2009

Original Moon landing tapes found !!?

Thanks God USA flag wasn't blasted during the lift off !
Technology at the time meant Neil Armstrong’s film, recorded using a special lunar camera, went through a series of processes, each of which marked a step down in quality before it hit people’s living rooms.

From the moon, the signal was beamed to the Earth’s closest tracking station at the Parkes Observatory in Australia where, along with other important data, it was recorded on to high-grade magnetic tapes.

From there, the raw images were downsized to American television resolutions by a special scanner in Sydney, heavily compressed so they could be transmitted live, and then relayed to the US via the Intelsat III satellite.

The final loss in quality came when Nasa made its US recording of the event—the one always seen in archive footage—by simply placing a 16mm film camera in front of a television monitor in the US.

However, it is the original magnetic tapes recorded back at the Parkes Observatory in Australia that contained the unadulterated and highest quality images.

"Part of the problem was Cold War secrecy: Many key technological innovations of the space program were purposely destroyed so they would never fall into the wrong hands, but most of the loss can be attributed to more mundane issues, like poor record keeping, outdated storage systems, and mortality."

BAD HARDWARE: OK let me see them, before any further talk. Secrecy was a nice excuse in case of missing tapes in Watergate affair. Now, we have seems Moongate affair rising ?

microsoft free antivirus is a joke
Wrong. It found (and terminated) a lot of viruses on my backup disk no one of the established viruses were even being able to detect. So if joke it is a nice Microsoft joke.
It terminated pesky Vundo even without Vundofix special tool. Any comment?
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