Astronomical sum: the owner of the video moon landing fabulously rich

The lot is a coil of 2-inch Ampex tapes with a length of 2 hours and 24 minutes original recording of the landing on the moon 1969

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Космическая сумма: владелец видео с высадкой на Луну сказочно разбогател

The sale marks the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon 1969

At auction, Sotheby’s sold the lot with the original record of landing on the moon with the mission “Apollo 11” for $ 1.8 million. The original film belonged to the Intern NASA Gary George, who bought them in 1976 at the auction “Christie’s”. In the end, the sale of a valuable lot George rich 8 thousand times, reports TechCrunch.

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Lot is a coil of 2-inch film length of 2 hours and 24 minutes. Values videos, add famous historical phrase of Neil Armstrong, said during the landing on the moon: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

Footage was recorded on 20 July 1969. The historic event was recorded remotely from the Ground by the camera, fixed in advance outside the lander “eagle” (Eagle). Thus the descent of Neil Armstrong on the moon was really the first captures the moment in its kind.

Космическая сумма: владелец видео с высадкой на Луну сказочно разбогател

The original tape recording of the landing on the moon mission “Apollo-11”

The camera, which was later detached and mounted on a tripod for shooting other activities on the surface. The transmission speed was 10 frames per second for LM antenna with high gain in the Observatory “parks” in Australia. There they were copied on a large-format video cassettes with coils, and then re-transferred to Houston, where they were recorded on 2-inch Quadruplex video camera to tape Ampex VR-660B.

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Unfortunately, the original Australian film has been overwritten to save and used for other purposes. Therefore, the copy of the video on the tapes Ampex remained the only one to maintain the time of the lunar landing and the Apollo moon landing mission “Apollo-11”.

Earlier, a military space plane X-37B broke the record in orbit. At the same time, the electric car Tesla orbited the Sun.

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