Apollo 11 Tapes Bought by NASA Intern for $218 Could Fetch Millions at Auction

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    From Geek.com:

    Apollo 11 Tapes Bought by NASA Intern for $218 Could Fetch Millions at Auction

    Video recordings of the Apollo 11 moon landing purchased by a NASA intern for $217.77 from a government surplus auction 43 years ago are expected to fetch up to $2 million when they go up for auction next month.

    The three reels of 2-inch Quadruplex videotape contain the “earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images” of man’s first steps on the moon, according to Sotheby’s, which is holding a special auction dedicated to space exploration on July 20, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

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    The funny part is that I have a 2″ AMPEX tape (blank, never used) that I’ve kept since it was given to me as a gift from a broadcast engineer in 1989.


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