Buzz Aldrin Visits Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

On 6 January 2012, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) located at Building 596 aka “McMoons” at the NASA Ames Research Park at Moffett Field, CA. Pictured (L to R): LOIRP Engineer Ken Zin, LOIRP Co-Lead Dennis Wingo, LOIRP Student Intern Neulyn Moss, Buzz Aldrin, LOIRP Image Specialist Austin Epps. Behind them is the FR-900 Tape drive restored and enhanced by LOIRP to play back the original analog data tapes generated by the five Lunar Orbiter missions in the 1960s. Larger image

Buzz Aldrin takes a moment to autograph our FR-900 tape drive. Larger image