Image gallery: The lost NASA tapes

A Mac Pro and 40-year-old tape drives are helping restore the original Lunar Orbiter tapes

This gallery accompanies our story The lost NASA tapes: Restoring lunar images after 40 years in the vault

Detail of the Earthrise picture taken by the first Lunar Orbiter in 1966, as rendered at the time. (This picture should not be confused with the color Earthrise picture taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts from lunar orbit in 1968 and subsequently used on a U.S. postage stamp.)

Earthrise - original

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