Now comes a new article that I found through Lee Rogers' website: www.roguegovernment.com, where it seems that a missing Apollo 11 tape was found and has now been digitally remastered and is going to be released to the general public in a ceremony in Sydney Australia next week! Here is that article, with my comments to follow:
The footage of mission commander Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the lunar module will be shown at the Australian Geographic Society Awards next Wednesday, Australian Geographic said in a statement obtained by AAP.
Armstrong's descent will be among highlights of the historic 1969 moonwalk to be shown at the awards, at which lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin will be the guest of honour.
Other footage to be shown includes digitally remastered images of Armstrong's first step on the moon surface, Aldrin's descent of the ladder, the reading of the plaque and the raising of the US flag.
It is the first time the highlights reel of the restored footage will be screened.
Telescopes in remote Australia played a key role in the Apollo 11 mission, including provision of the television signal, after Armstrong decided to attempt the moonwalk early, putting the United States just beyond the horizon.
John Sarkissian - historian and astronomer in charge of the Australian side of the recordings restoration project - told AFP the unseen minutes were the "best quality of Armstrong descending the ladder".
"NASA were using the Goldstone (California) station signal, which had its settings wrong, but in the signals being received by the Australian stations you can actually see Armstrong."
"In what people have seen before you can barely see Armstrong at all, you can see something black - that was his leg.
"When we heard Buzz was going to be the guest of honour we thought 'what a great opportunity'."
The unseen footage of Armstrong, which runs for "just a few minutes", was discovered after a 10-year search, Australian Geographic said.
There was a "long detective story" involved in the search for the footage and Sarkissian said it took painstaking frame by frame work to shift the material from the deteriorating black and white film to digital format.
"It was very damaged tape as well, that segment of Armstrong at the beginning," he said.
Digitising the recording was "significant in the space flight history context" allowing it to be preserved and copied for future generations, said Sarkissian.
The Australian Geographic Society Awards recognise Australia's leading adventurers, scientists and conservationists and marks 100 issues of the Australian Geographic journal.
NTS Notes: It is amazing that they suddenly have been able to come up with this "missing" tape when supposedly a few years back it was revealed by NASA themselves that ALL of the original Apollo 11 tapes were "accidentally" destroyed! The timing of this "finding" also could not be more perfect with the recent discovery of an "Earth like" planet outside of our own solar system, and more revelations about the probability of contact with extraterrestrial life. Overall, this injection of new publicity is greatly needed by NASA, especially at this time with the shutting down of their entire shuttle program and it fighting for its very existence with tightening budgets....
Lets make it clear, readers.... The entire Apollo program was a massive propaganda stunt, and a waste of taxpayer money. It is still impossible today to fly humans beyond low Earth orbit due to the deadly radiation levels of the Van Allen belts, the space between the Earth and the Moon, and even on the lunar surface. The facts are that NASA and its leading scientists knew that there was no way any astronauts could survive the radiation levels, and therefore it was decided early on in the 1960's Apollo program to fake it using props right here on Earth. Now after almost 40 years of never getting back to the moon, more and more people are finally wising up to the truth about this sham!
More to come