McMoon and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

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Source:  Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project/NASA Ames

Source: Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project/NASA Ames

Whether they carry a badge signed by Charlie Bolden or Elon Musk, rocket scientists are genetically hardwired to obsess about the future.  In the course of turning their visions into reality, they sometimes forget the importance of history.

Such was the case when they lost those high quality tapes of the Apollo 11 moonwalk – how the heck did that happen?

There was another near historical tragedy involving yet another moon mission – but the day was saved by and unlikely team, working in an unlikely place.


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