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Almost everyone on the planet who had access to television watched the first moon landing, back on the night of July 20, 1969. What the TV viewers didn't know is that they weren't seeing the best images.

The astronauts actually beamed higher-quality footage back to Earth, but it was only seen by a small number of people at three tracking stations.

Those original images were recorded and put into storage -- somewhere. Now, a small crew of retirees, space enthusiasts, and NASA employees are searching for a moon landing that the world has never seen.

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John Sarkissian of Parkes Observatory, Australia has reported that the recordings of the first TV pictures of Apollo eleven's landing on the moon have gone missing.

700 boxes of high quality slow-scan TV (SSTV) tapes were kept at the U.S. National Archives. The good news is that they still have two boxes...

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