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8.14.2006

NASA's Fucked Up Again

The shitstew has been on slow boil for the past year or so at the NASA headquarters. Apparently they've lost the original recording for Neil Armstrong's historic first step on the Moon and have been searching for it for the past year.

Now, I occassionally lose my keys, necklaces and dignity (after a one too many) but seriously, they lost the most important moment in their agency's history? Perhaps of mankind?

When asked to explain themselves, a spokesperson had this to say: "The material was held by the National Archives but returned to NASA sometime in the late 1970s. We're looking for paperwork to see where they last were."

2 Comments:

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

our tax money being put to good use!

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Donuts & Coffee said...

Of course if we never actually went to the moon, there never were recordings to loose. Now is just a convenient time to announce the "loss".

And from the "Interesting people" List serv:
"Space.com is running a similar story but puts a different perspective on it altogether. The SSTV tapes being sought were apparently the raw data feed that was kept as a backup in the event of a problem with the broadcasted version of which copies are readily available. Since the broadcasts went off without a problem, maintaining and archiving these backup tapes were not a priority.

http://www.space.com/news/060813_apollo11_tapes.html "

 

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