Houston, we have no tape backups

Did man walk on the moon? Well if your are looking for original images of the first steps as proof, look again. It was recently discovered that NASA has lost the original footage of the Apollo 11 mission. Rumor has it that NASA was erasing old magnetic tapes and reused them to record satellite data (read the full story). Here is another case for tape backups (and actually keeping them). You would think important footage such as the first moonwalk would be kept under tight wraps– and at least backed up!

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