NASA Sold Apollo 11 Footage To Intern, Tape Now Worth Millions

Pablo Tucker
July 3, 2019

The video recordings are offered from the collection of Gary George, who was interning at the NASA Johnson Space Center in 1973. Through this, NASA has taken a step forward toward the goal of sending people to the moon by 2024.

SSERVI will be offering support to the newly selected teams for five years at a total of about $10.5 million per year which is funded by NASA's Science and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorates.

The first is the MoonRanger, a small and fast rover that can travel well beyond its communication's range with the lander and still be able to come back. Under CLPS, NASA wants private spaceflight companies to fly both private and NASA-approved payloads to the Moon to study it and test new technologies.

Resource Exploration and Science of OUR Cosmic Environment (RESOURCE) from the Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley of California will look into the quantity and availability of resources on the Moon, test the technology needed to process these resources, and field test operations required for humans to stay on the Moon.

A flexible camera system for conducting lunar studies.

Artemis on the Moon.

LuSEE will make comprehensive measurements of electromagnetic phenomena on the lunar surface.

The Lunar Environment heliospheric X-ray Imager (LEXI) will capture images of the interaction of Earth's magnetosphere with the flow of charged particles from the Sun, called the solar wind.

The instrument will collect better maps of the lunar surface to understand how it formed and its geologic history.

Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) from the University of Colorado Boulder will measure micron-sized dust collisions on the lunar surface using the world's most rapid "dust impact" facility.

PlanetVac is a technology for acquiring and transferring lunar regolith from the surface to other instruments that would analyze the material, or put it in a container that another spacecraft could return to Earth.

The first Moon landing and the safe return of the astronauts would not be possible without the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book.

The Sample Acquisition, Morphology Filtering, and Probing of Lunar Regolith (SAMPLR) is another sample acquisition technology that will make use of a robotic arm that is a flight-spare from the Mars Exploration Rover mission.

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