The moon landing tapes of the Apollo Mission, which were reportedly missing from the NASA archiving system, have now been discovered at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. Hundreds of magnetic tapes marked ‘NASA Manned Space Centre’ were discovered after a search in the basement of a physics lecture hall at Curtin University of Technology. NASA launched an official search for the tapes on August 16, 2006; days after the news on the lost moon landing tapes  went public on August 5, 2006. NASA scientists believe that data from these tapes could be used for developing higher quality pictures of the ‘Apollo Mission’, using latest digital technologies.

The tapes will now be handed over to NASA by the Australian physicist, Professor Brain O’Brien, who said that the tapes were lying in the Physics Department at Curtin University of Technology, for many years. He said that the tapes contain data from equipment left behind on the moon by the Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. They also contain information on the surface environment on the moon, which could be useful in planning for future lunar missions. Professor O’Brien said that he did not reveal any information on the moon landing tapes at Curtin University for 37 years, since he believed that NASA would have stored all information on their official archives.  

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