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Original moon landing tapes fetch $1.82 million at New York auction

Original moon landing tapes fetch $  1.82 million at New York auctionOriginal videotapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing which a NASA intern bought for $ 217.77 (£174.14) were sold for $ 1.82 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York on Saturday. They were bought by Gary George at a government surplus auction in 1976. Lasting two hours and 24 minutes, the tapes are far sharper than those seen around the world at the time of the moon landing on July 20 1969. The footage broadcast across the globe lost quality by the time they were seen on television sets, because of being transmitted via microwave towers, Ticker tape welcome for Apollo 11 astronauts in New York Credit: NASA/Reuters These tapes remained in-house. They represent the "earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images of man's first steps on the moon," Sotheby's said. They show the entire moonwalk as it was seen by Mission Control staff in Houston, as well as Neil Armstrong's phone call with US president Richard Nixon. The tapes were recorded on a Westinghouse camera NASA had commissioned to send the footage back to earth. Placed in a shock-proof insulated mount, the camera captured Armstrong's descent onto the lunar surface, before being placed on a tripod. Mr George was an engineering student at Lamar University in Texas as well as an intern at the NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston. He bought around 1,500 reels of magnetic tape and gave most away, apart from three which his father noticed were labelled "APOLLO 11 EVA | July 20, 1969 REEL 1. Mr George gave the reels little attention until 2008 when he heard that NASA was trying to locate the original tapes. The purchaser of the tapes was not disclosed by Sotheby's.



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Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

Man arrested in Oregon in death of original MouseketeerDaniel James Burda, 36, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft in the death of Dennis Day, Oregon State Police said. Oregon State Police Captain Timothy R. Fox said Burda did jobs around the house for Day and his husband. Police declined to provide more details about Burda's connection to Day, though neighbors say Burda had lived with the elderly couple at their home in southern Oregon.



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Photos of the Original Shelby GR-1 Performance Concept

Photos of the Original Shelby GR-1 Performance Concept



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Man Armed With Hammer Tries To Steal Original Copy Of Magna Carta

Man Armed With Hammer Tries To Steal Original Copy Of Magna CartaPolice in Salisbury, England, have arrested a 45-year-old man they say tried



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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Blames 'Stupid' God for Adam and Eve's Original Sin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Blames 'Stupid' God for Adam and Eve's Original SinThe Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country.



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Original Gerber Baby Meets the Newest One

Original Gerber Baby Meets the Newest OneThere is a 90-year age gap between the two!



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Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs

Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 MustangsIt’s been a while since we last heard from the folks at Classic Recreations, but they’ve been busy. It turns out the Oklahoma-based company has secured a license from Ford to recreate some of the automaker’s most cherished Mustangs. It will be a Boss 429, a car CR says only it’s allowed to build under license.



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How the original 'Roseanne' sitcom was started

How the original 'Roseanne' sitcom was startedJohn Goodman, who plays Dan Conner on the show, said he and Roseanne Barr hit it off from the very beginning.



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Ford shows off new and original Bullitt Mustangs

Ford shows off new and original Bullitt MustangsAsk just about any Mustang enthusiasts what the “holy grail” of Mustangs is and the 1968 fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the movie “Bullitt” is going to be close to the top of the list. For a long time it was thought the original from the movie was lost forever, but it’s now been found and has taken its rightful place alongside a new 2019 Bullitt Mustang Ford that has just unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new car isn’t just a current Mustang painted in Highland Green to pay homage to the movie original either.



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Read TIME's Original Report on the Death of Che Guevara

Read TIME's Original Report on the Death of Che Guevara"It seems," read one entry in the journal found in the guerrilla icon's belongings, "that this is reaching the end"



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