Tuesday, August 15, 2006

One Small Screw Up For NASA ... One Giant Leap Towards Decommission

As if NASA needs any more damaging publicity, today media outlets are reporting that the original tapes of the first moonwalk recorded on July 20, 1969 are missing and cannot be found. In all, some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions have gone AWOL. NASA spokesman Grey Hautaloma said "We haven't seen them for quite a while. We've been looking for over a year and they haven't turned up." He went on to say further that the material was held by the National Archives but returned to NASA sometime in the late 1970s and "We're looking for paperwork to see where they last were". It's bad enough that the tapes went missing and didn't turn up in over a year ... it's worse that next a public spokesman for the organization then tells reporters they can't find them ... and worse yet that nobody can even find the paperwork as to their whereabouts! For crying out loud, when a moon rock goes on public tour it's more heavily guarded than NASA's own data records!


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