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NASA Holds Briefing to Release Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:07 pm
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WASHINGTON, (NASA) — NASA will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 16, at the Newseum in Washington to release greatly improved video imagery from the July 1969 live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.

The release will feature 15 key moments from Neil Armstrong’s and Buzz Aldrin’s historic moonwalk using what is believed to be the best available broadcast-format copies of the lunar excursion, some of which had been locked away for nearly 40 years. The initial video released Thursday is part of a comprehensive Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project expected to be completed by the fall.

Buzz Aldrin climbs down the Eagle's ladder to the surface. Credit: NASA

Buzz Aldrin climbs down the Eagle's ladder to the surface. Credit: NASA

The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s Internet homepage.

Participants in the briefing will be:

  • Richard Nafzger, team lead and Goddard engineer
  • Stan Lebar, former Westinghouse Electric program manager
  • Mike Inchalik, president of Lowry Digital, Burbank, Calif.

The Newseum is a 250,000-square-foot museum of news. The exterior’s unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfilling its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other.

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