Apollo moon landings

1201 Alarm – Recordings of the moon landings


In 1969 Mark Wrigley was 16 years old. The Apollo moon landing was in full swing. The previous Christmas had seen the crew of Apollo 8 orbit the moon and record the icon “Earth rise” photograph. In May Apollo 10 was to skim the surface of the moon with Snoopy (the Lunar Module) and return to dock with Charlie Brown (the Command Module) before returning to Earth.  Before the days of domestic video recorders it was only possible to capture and record the television coverage of these events using reel-to-reel tape recorders, still and movie cameras.
Now, 50 years later, Alternative-Photonics has an archive of standard 8mm film and reel-to-reel audio tapes recorded by Mark at the time. These recording will be digitised as part of the 1201 Alarm project.

Full details on the 1201 Alarm web site.