Sotheby's said a former NASA intern named Gray George had bought the three videotapes through a residual auction by the U.S. government, including videos that had not been repaired, qualitatively adjusted or copied. These videotapes record "the earliest, most striking and most accurate surviving video of man's first landing on the moon."
Cassandra Horton of Sotheby's said in a press release: "50 years ago today, we made the greatest artificial achievement in the world. These three videotapes officially record the glory that humans all over the world are remembering today. " A picture recorded on a videotape.breadIt encompasses the``instantaneous'' of the world of the world, such as Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon, where Baz Aldrin descends from the landing ladder, astronauts insert American flags on the surface of the moon and Aldrin jumping on the surface of the moon.
Sosby auction house said that the videotape recorded by the videotape is “clearer and clearer than the one published elsewhere.” The three videotapes have a total duration of 2 hours and 24 minutes, showing the NASA Ground Control Center. Seeing the whole process of the moon walk, including the call of the then US President Nixon and the astronauts.
However, the identity of the buyer who made the videotape is not yet known. As a result, the former intern made a fortune as an intern with NASA in 1976, when he was another engineering student at Lamar University in the United States. According to Sotheby's, he bought the three videotapes by accident at a residual government auction. Interestingly, Gray George bought more than 1000 volumes of tapes that belonged to NASA for just $217.77 at the time. After that, he resold and donated some of the tapes, but after his father reminded him that some of them were printed with the words "Apollo 11" and "vr2000 52525 Hi Band 15 ips", he decided to keep the three tapes.
In 2008, 40 years after the moon landing, NASA began trying to find the original videotapes of the moon landing, and the value of the three tapes in Gray George's hands began to soar.