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To the Moon!

It's hard to believe but this Monday, July 20 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. It was on July 20, 1969 that Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. NASA recently unveiled reburbished video of the historic event. Only about 40 per centĀ of the work has been completed, but it has already been praised for the crispness of the finished film. The restoration project used four video sources: original CBS News broadcasts; kinescopes from the National Archives; a video from Australia that received the transmission of the original moon video; and camera shots looking at a TV monitor. Photo courtesy of Electric Library.