1966 Lunar Orbiter image tapes rescued in LA Times: via AmpexFR-900
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sat Apr 18 13:24:20 CDT 2009
Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> John Foust wrote:
> > http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/22/nation/na-lunar22
> > http://www.moonviews.com/archives/2008/11/image_collection_from_a_garage.html
> > http://neverworld.net/lunar/
> > http://www.thelivingmoon.com/47john_lear/02files/Lunar_Orbiter_Tapes_Found.html
> > http://twitter.com/lunarOrbiter
> Are these the same tapes mentioned here?
> Pretty awesome though, that lady Evans is a real hero!
Looked like a really fun project to work on. I like the picture of the sleeping
bag laid out amidst the stacks of tapes in the "recovery laboratory" (abandoned
There was some mention of the analog tape format but I wish there had been a
little more technical write-up of the old equipment and the transfer process
and issues they went through.
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