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The first moonwalk happened 40 years ago on this day in 1969 where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon for over 2h 31mins.

Unfortunately, NASA can't find the tapes - and worse yet - it believes the tapes have been taped over in a cost savings measures.

The original tapes of images sent back to Earth by Apollo 11 have been lost, and the camera that shot them was left on the moon, according to a NASA official.

their loss apparently went unnoticed for 35 years, until 2004, when an archive in Australia alerted Nasa that it believed it had found the lost tapes from the Apollo 11 mission. It shipped the tapes to Goddard, where Nasa maintains what officials say is the only machine in the world capable of reading the old tape technology.

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