Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Moon dance

This is so sad. NASA has some high quality video tapes of the first walk on the moon that only a handful of people have seen. Unfortunately, they lost them. Apparently they were taken in a format that couldn't be easily aired at the time so the public only saw a low grade version. Of course, nobody cared because the whole event was so exciting.

Now they have the technology to make the footage available to the public but the tapes are nowhere to be found. NASA spokesman Dolly Perkins gives us the understatement of the week on this tragedy.
"Maybe somebody didn't have the wisdom to realize that the original tapes might be valuable sometime in the future," she said. "Certainly, we can look back now and wonder why we didn't have better foresight about this."
Really. You would think that people who had the sort of vision that put a man on the moon in the first place would have realized that eventually technological advances would allow the tapes to reformatted.
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Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Or perhaps those cultists who believe the moon landing never happened, conveniently erased all evidence that might prove their beliefs erroneous, just as other Bushists reversed proven facts on global warming/climate change via pollution, by merely whiteing them out?

10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That crossed my mind Hubris, or that the Bush administration had them destroyed just because they love secrecy so much.

7:15:00 AM  

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