The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 26, 2014 8:47 AM EDT
Wired; By Doug Bierend
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Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald’s. You won’t get a burger there, though–its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who’ve rechristened the place McMoon’s. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.

Not FOSS related but of interest to our readers I think - Scott

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