NASA officials have admitted that the space agency’s original recordings of the 1969 moon landing have been erased accidentally, NPR is reporting.
However, officials have begun combining the best television footage and enhancing it with help from Hollywood to create a nearly identical video record.
NASA didn’t erase the moon-landing tapes, but recorded over them, officials said. Some of the events NASA recorded over the historic tapes:
• Battlestar Galactica (not the new one, but the original with Lorne Greene).
• Prince Charles’ and Lady Di’s wedding (It was a fairy tale moment!)
• The 2005 National Spelling Bee (Riveting. R-I-V-E-T-I-N-G.)
But not to worry, NASA has some great Hollywood types working on reshooting — er, reconstructing the footage. They’re going to use some outtakes from the ‘70s flick “Capricorn One.”
Steven Spielberg is heading the project, and he has some good ideas for including E.T.
Unfortunately the role of Buzz Aldrin will be played by Buzz Lightyear.