Author Topic: The Hackers who Recovered NASA's Lost Luna Photos  (Read 1602 times)

Geoff

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The Hackers who Recovered NASA's Lost Luna Photos
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:57:37 am »
The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project is run by a group of hacker engineers who are recovering photos taken in the 1960s by five luna orbiters.

Lost Luna Photos Recovered

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Between 1966 and ’67, five Lunar Orbiters snapped pictures onto 70mm film from about 30 miles above the moon. The satellites were sent mainly to scout potential landing sites for manned moon missions. Each satellite would point its dual lens Kodak camera at a target, snap a picture, then develop the photograph. High- and low-resolution photos were then scanned into strips called framelets using something akin to an old fax machine reader.

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Re: The Hackers who Recovered NASA's Lost Luna Photos
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 10:33:36 am »
Interesting - good on them for doing it.