Tuesday, August 15, 2006

You Gotta Be Kidding Me

Some of the most important historical records of all time have been lost. Missing, for over a year. And oddly, no one seems that worried.

NASA has lost the original recordings of the first moon landing, including Neil Armstrong's famous line: "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The recordings have been missing for over a year.

"We haven't seen them for quite a while. We've been looking for over a year and they haven't turned up,"spokesman Grey Hautaloma said.

The tapes also contain data about the health of the astronauts and the condition of the spacecraft. In all, some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions are missing, he said.

"I wouldn't say we're worried -- we've got all the data. Everything on the tapes we have in one form or another," Hautaloma said. "We're looking for paperwork to see where they last were."

According to the report from AOL news, it is possible the tapes will be un-playable even if they are found, because they have degraded significantly over the years.

My great-grandmother, many from her generation and a few folks since would suggest the tapes are missing because they didn't exist in the first place.

I'm just saying...


jedi jawa said...

"Houston...we have a problem."


The Film Geek said...

Excellent! I wish I had thought of that and used it for the title. Ha!