3 DAYS LEFT!
Copperheads, there is an important restoration project underway that needs your help. The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project is raising money on Rockethub, a crowdsourcing website for fundraising, in order to restore Apollo-era imagery of the moon that the public has NEVER SEEN.
Thousands of 70mm film images were taken of the moon before astronauts landed there, transmitted to Earth digitally via 60s-era robots sent by NASA. Once those images got to Earth, they had to be recorded through analog. They have been sitting in storage warehouses (and were very nearly thrown away) and are currently in need of preservation.
We have 3 days to make sure the science of these early robot missions is saved. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD RIGHT NOW to the pro-science and pro-space community of which you are a big part. And if you have a few dollars to donate to this science, please toss it in!
This is something we can totally do together.
For more information, see the official page on Rockethub: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/14882-lunar-orbiter-image-recovery-project
and our own Penny4NASA write up on the project: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2013/03/13/lunar-orbiter-image-recovery-project/
Worth supporting! Don’t let scientific history disappear.