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50 years on, a rare video of Armstrong's 1st steps on moon to be auctioned

NASA admitted in 2006 that no one could find the original video recordings of the historic moon landing


A one-time NASA intern who bought a truckload of videotapes to resell them may end up a millionaire next month when Sotheby’s auctions what it says is the only surviving original recording of man’s first steps on the moon 50 years ago. In the years after the July 20, 1969 moon landing during the Apollo 11 mission, NASA was recording over its tapes or selling them to cut costs, said Gary George, who was a college student when he bought more than 1,100 reels of NASA videotape for about $218 (£172) at a government surplus auction in 1976. “I had no idea there ...

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First Published: Mon, July 01 2019. 13:01 IST