NASA's Restored Footage of Neil Armstrong's First Steps on the Moon

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As the world mourns the loss of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, it's worth taking a moment to revisit the iconic Apollo 11 landing. Armstrong's first steps on the moon were broadcast live to an audience of millions, but it wasn't until 2009 that NASA restored the grainy footage, releasing it online more recently as a short tribute montage, below. Read more about how the Apollo 11 team televised the historic moment in "1 Small Step for a Cam: How Astronauts Shot Video of the Moon Landing." 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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