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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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Trump’s lawyer Giuliani says he listened to ‘all the tapes’, before admitting: ‘I shouldn’t have said tapes’

Trump’s lawyer Giuliani says he listened to ‘all the tapes’, before admitting: ‘I shouldn’t have said tapes’Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared to inadvertently reveal the existence of taped evidence relating to collusion between the president’s campaign and Russia before immediately rowing back on his statement in a car-crash interview. Mr Giuliani has struggled in recent days to help clear up the situation surrounding claims in a BuzzFeed News report Mr Trump instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.



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Khashoggi murder tapes do not implicate crown prince: Bolton

Khashoggi murder tapes do not implicate crown prince: BoltonAudio linked to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate does not implicate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Tuesday, citing others who have heard the tapes. Turkey has previously said it shared recordings linked to the murder of Khashoggi — a Saudi dissident and fierce critic of the crown prince — with officials in Riyadh, Washington and other capitals. Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents for his forthcoming marriage.



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Flake seeks report on Haspel's role in destruction of CIA interrogation tapes

Flake seeks report on Haspel's role in destruction of CIA interrogation tapesThe Republican senator from Arizona joins Democrats in calling for the release of a classified CIA report on Gina Haspel’s role in the destruction of videos of enhanced interrogation techniques.



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Trump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honest

Trump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honestTrump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honest



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Lawrence: We May Not Have Heard the End of Tapes and Trump

Lawrence: We May Not Have Heard the End of Tapes and TrumpTrump has finally admitted that he does not have recordings of his conversations but hints at conspiracy theories. Lawrence O'Donnell says he only tweeted the initial claim that put him in this messy position because Trump can't keep himself from lying.



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Trump: I bluffed Comey on ‘tapes’ to keep him honest

Trump: I bluffed Comey on ‘tapes’ to keep him honestPresident Trump’s warning last month that his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey might have been taped was an attempt to affect Comey’s public statements and his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the president admitted in an interview Friday morning. After refusing to comment for nearly six weeks, Trump finally acknowledged Thursday that he has no such tapes. “When he found out that I, you know, that there might be tapes out there, whether it’s governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed,” Trump said of Comey in a “Fox & Friends” interview.



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Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetingsAfter threatening to release tapes of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump said Thursday he does not have such recordings.



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Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White House

Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White HouseU.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement this week about the existence of any tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey, the White House said on Tuesday. “The president has said that he will make an announcement on this. Spicer was responding to a question about whether there are tapes of the conversations with Comey, whom Trump fired last month, and whether they would be turned over to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is probing allegations of Russians meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.



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Trump Biographer: I Was Threatened With Made-up Tapes Too

Trump Biographer: I Was Threatened With Made-up Tapes TooTrump biographer Tim O'Brien has been sued by Donald Trump – and threatened with nonexistent tapes – before. He says the president does this to intimidate people and former FBI Director James Comey shouldn't hold his breath for tapes.



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