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Apollo 11 videotapes sell for $1.82 million

The three original 2″ videotapes showing the astronauts on the lunar surface during Apollo 11, purchased by an engineering student as part of a lot of more than a thousand reels in 1976 for just over $200 have now sold at auction for $1.82 million.

The auction house, Sotheby’s, did not say who purchased the tapes. Hopefully whoever has intends to release the visuals, since it appears the quality is better than what we presently have.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

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One comment

  • Mark McSherry

    Robert Harris, who played a large part in the restoration of Lawrence of Arabia and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, wrote last week on the Home Theater Forum website during a discussion on the above mentioned auction—

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    Decades ago, I purchased the assets of a documentary production entity, which created the majority of the NASA docs.

    I originally acquired it with the intent of producing a multi-part doc on NASA and its predecessor, NACA. Never got around to it.

    Beautiful 16 chromes, 35 negative, 70mm material, along with the original VistaVision negative of a Vanguard launch. Original 35 negative of the astronauts visiting Rocketdyne c. 1959.

    Over the past few years I’ve discussed the collection with folks at NASA, but never had a cogent response.

    You’d think they’d be desirous of owning this material.

    Almost 550 rolls of film elements.

    Although I offered to donate it to NASA, I’d love to sell it to some entity that would like to do a special doc.

    Needs a proper home.

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