ARCHIVAL VIDEO: NASA Releases Restored Footage of Moon Landing

July 16, 2009: NASA's restored footage of the moon landing shows clearer images.
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Transcript for ARCHIVAL VIDEO: NASA Releases Restored Footage of Moon Landing
Finally if you are of a certain age you probably remember where you were forty years ago when Neil Armstrong took that first historic walk on the Mon. The images were unforgettable. And now thanks to some 21 century Hollywood wizardry. They are also a little clearer David Wright explains why. Grade. To whine and even forty years later it's still exciting to watch a man is about to land on the mall. Target output pyramid giving a vote. That's what Paul program but. I haven't ripped open it's a moment we'll never again. It just didn't seem real and it's just so. Out of the worldly it was it was just amazing. The moon landing was such a big deal people not only remember exactly where they were when they sought a lot of folks say the front page of the newspaper that day as it keeps it. Which makes it all the more extraordinary that NASA seems to have erased the original thought it. The space agency was focused on the technical challenge of live TV from the matter a picture beamed 240000. Miles down to earth. Where they filmed it offered TV monitor and popped it back up onto a satellite for broadcast quality suffered. Should someone have said. We're gonna have a historical event and we need to have this TV earmarked and even the original and kept. I would hope that someone would have done it so when NASA started looking for the original tapes three years ago they couldn't find them. It's sad that that I Mena the loss of tremendous loss. Because the resolution and quality some. All we have left is what we saw on TV. But NASA has now hired a Hollywood restoration company to do what they can with them pictures the result. A definite improvement the details are a little clear. But even in slightly higher definition the pictures are still ghostly. Like something from another plan. David Wright ABC news Washington.

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