The enhanced footage of the 1969 moonwalk has been released by NASA.
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As part of NASA's 40th anniversary celebrations of the 1969 moon landing, they plans to roll out digitally remastered footage-- some of which has been unseen for 40 years-- of the first manned lunar excursion. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin will be shown setting down on the moon, along with '15 key moments' from their journey. The footage will be released tomorrow, July 16th, and is part of a 'comprehensive Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project expected to be completed by the fall.'
Read the full press release below:
NASA Holds Briefing to Release Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video:
WASHINGTON -- 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.
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.