The Space Age in high def

The Space Age in high def

The Space Age in high def

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May 8 2008 10:30 AM

The Space Age in high def

Last year I wrote about how some Apollo footage had been remastered in high definition. Now we've got even more: Discovery Channel has remastered more than 100 hours of footage from the early space age into high definition!

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But what's cooler than that is that this footage has been given to NASA and will be available for free from their archives!

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Suhwheet.

It'll come out in June in conjunction with a series on Discovery called "When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions", a show I will no doubt be watching. The link above to MSNBC has a few minutes of the footage, though currently it's not streamed in HD. Still, it's purty.

This is very exciting. I remember very little of the early space age, except for the Apollo missions (I was 6 when I went to Florida with my family to see Apollo 15 launch), so this will be a fantastic way to live through it all.

Tip o' the visor to Yishai Mendelsohn for sending me the link.