Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project Gets Honor

House of Representatives Honors Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, U.S. House of Representatives

"Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California. Madam Speaker, I rise to commend the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project and all those who have contributed their time and effort to ensure that historic images and vital data from the Lunar Orbiter missions of the 1960s are not lost to future generations."

"Fortunately, Evans efforts caught the attention of Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing, both of whom have been focused on space exploration for many years. They arranged to move the tapes and drives to NASAs Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Ames director, Peter Worden, arranged for them to store the equipment in an old abandoned McDonalds, which they jokingly referred to as McMoons. Wingo and Cowing began working with Ken Zin, an army veteran, to get the drives up and running."

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