1201 Alarm

Recording the moon landings before VCRs

Back in 1969 on a hot July night, I watched ghostly pictures beamed back live from the surface of the moon as two Americans left the Lunar Landing Module (LEM) and became the first men to set foot on a celestial body, other than the Earth. I was 16 years old and wanted to record these events. With a still camera, 8mm movie camera and reel-to-reel tape recorder I captured these events as we saw them on a black and white television. I still have this archive and 1201 Alarm project will digitise the content and make it available to everyone. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, there will be a major museum exhibition of the work.

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