What machine would that be? I thought I read somewhere that they did
find some unmarked tapes that are from that moonwalk.
On 12/24/2010 6:32 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> My understanding is that they are 99.999% certain that the moon walk
> tape was recycled and reused.
> I believe I have a machine to reproduce the tape. I do not have the
> video decoder, but that could be done other ways (i.e. software).
> www.Moonviews.com is a great example of what can be done if the tapes
> are found.
> As to the obsolete information, the Lunar Orbiter images have found
> reuse, I believe, despite claims of being obsolete.
> I'm also working my way towards (it's in house, but not at the top of
> the heap) some Mt. St. Helens seismic tapes from around the time she
> "blew" in what, 1980? They are the same basic format as the moonwalk
> tapes, but a different speed.
> On 2010-12-24 11:14 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Hopefully Richard Hess will weigh in on this. There is more to that
>> story. As I understand it, a group of old NASA engineers have
>> restored a machine that can recover that data and are still in
>> process of trying to find the old tapes. As of the last time this was
>> discussed on the Ampex List, they had not found the correct tapes but
>> were not convinced that the correct tapes no longer exist. I think
>> Richard knows more details.
>> One point Mike makes that bears repeating:
>>> While the information might be historical, it is all obsolete and of
>>> little use to current and future work.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>> On 12/23/2010 2:35 AM, Dan Nelson wrote:
>>>> Ive got a bunch of 3M instrumentation 1/2 and 1 inch tape reslit to
>>>> 1/4 inch
>>>> that is doing the same thing ...... nice clear mylar base lol I
>>>> sure hope all
>>>> that NASA data recorded on that stuff is backed up.
>>>> so the binder must be from same formula across the board for
>>>> various end uses
>>>> of 3M tape during that time period.
>>> Not only does NASA not have it data backed up, it doesn't even have
>>> the machines necessary to play a lot of it back. While the
>>> information might be historical, it is all obsolete and of little
>>> use to current and future work. There was a presentation at the
>>> Early Television Museum conference 2 years ago about the
>>> unsuccessful search for the original data recording that would have
>>> the Apollo 11 moon walk video. A single Polaroid picture taken of
>>> the video monitor on the converter in the Australian receiving
>>> station shows how much more detail would be on that tape if it could
>>> be found because the converted pictures had degraded so much during
>>> the multiple relays from Australia. As the search began about 5
>>> years ago it was noted that the only machine that could play back
>>> that tape was about to be dismantled and destroyed! They were able
>>> to save it just in case that tape could ever be found.
>>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]