Apollo 11 40th Anniversary: Partially Restored Video of Buzz Aldrin Following Neil Armstrong Down the Lunar Module Ladder

  • Released Thursday, July 23, 2009

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. The source material for the restoration project is the best of the available broadcast-format video. Lowry Digital, Burbank, Calif., is significantly enhancing the video using the company's proprietary software technology and other restoration techniques. The video is part of a larger restoration project that will be completed in September and provide a newly restored high definition video of the entire Apollo 11 moonwalk. The completed restoration will provide the public with the highest quality video of this historic event.

All items currently available in this series are:
Neil Armstrong Making His Way to the Lunar Surface
Buzz Aldrin Following Neil Armstrong Down the Lunar Module Ladder
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong Unveil the Commemorative Plaque
Neil Armstrong's Television Panorama
Neil Armstrong Photographs Buzz Aldrin Setting Up a Solar Wind Collector
Raising the American Flag
Buzz Aldrin Walking and Running
Astronauts Talking with President Nixon
Buzz Aldrin Kicking Moon Dust
Buzz Aldrin Carrying Experiment Packages
Buzz Aldrin Hammering a Core Sample Tube into the Moon's Surface
Buzz Aldrin Entering the LM after an EVA
Astronauts Storing Rock Samples into the LM
Neil Armstrong Climbing the Ladder After the Three Hour EVA
Astronauts Jettisoning Backpacks


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Thursday, July 23, 2009.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM EDT.


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This visualization originally appeared on the following tapes:
  • Fortieth Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission (ID: 2009063)
    Friday, July 17, 2009 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Werner Benger (NASA)