Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project is a NASA project to digitize data tapes from the five 1966 and 1967 Lunar Orbiter spacecraft that were sent to the Moon. The tapes from the Lunar Orbiter missions were primarily used to locate landing sites for the manned Apollo missions, and once those missions were over, the data was largely forgotten. The original tapes were carefully archived for 20 years in Maryland. When the tapes were released back to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, in about 1986, the decision of whether to scrap the tapes became the responsibility of archivist Nancy Evans. She instinctively decided that the tapes should be preserved. She recalled, "I could not morally get rid of this stuff."
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613652368X
  • 9786136523682