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Moon landing: long lost footage surfaces in Australia

(Washington Post reader dcinzona)

That one small step for man has been rediscovered on crisp, clear film lost years ago.

John Sarkissian, an astronomer in Australia, told Agence France-Presse that footage had been found of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969. It will be screened in public for the first time next week in Sydney.

Discovery News reports that the film depicts the first few minutes of Armstrong's descent. Australia had the correct signal to film the descent, while NASA had its station settings wrong. The footage that NASA released has long been criticized as too fuzzy.

The segment will be screened at Australian Geographic magazine's awards night next Wednesday, where Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be the chief guest.

Will this put to rest the Moon Hoax theory? Or will this just give the naysayers more ammunition in their quest to prove the landing was one giant prank for mankind?

By Melissa Bell  | September 29, 2010; 1:07 PM ET
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It's a hoax. Obama fabricated it when he was a little boy growing up in Kenya. It's all a clever plot connected to the Death Panels.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | September 29, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

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