Forty Years Later: Moon Landing Video Cleaned Up

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Four decades have passed since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Monday's 40th anniversary of the moon landing has caused new excitement as NASA unveiled their attempt for future generations to have a clearer picture of that historic moment.

It is a moment in history where many people remember exactly where they were and what they were doing.

The 1969 television images of Apollo 11's moon landing were not exactly crystal clear. All that is left of the historic moment is grainy black and white video of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's adventure on the lunar surface.

However, new technology is making historic moments a bit easier to see. NASA hired a hollywood restoration company to to give those old images a digital boost.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Recalls Mission

"The three of us felt all of a sudden, no longer were we bolted to the ground," Aldrin recalled of his ride aboard the Saturn V rocket during the lift-off of Apollo 11.

Aldrin says he has the best pictures of the entire mission still stored in his memory. Aldrin, Armstrong and Michael Collins climbed aboard Apollo 11 back in July of 1969.

July 20, 1969 

It was an unforgettable moment in history when an estimated audience of some 600 million people around the world watched as Armstrong took his first step on the moon on July 20, 1969.

"That's one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind," he said as he stepped on to the lunar surface.

Armstrong's and Aldrins' footprints along with the American flag they hoisted are still on the moon. They mark an historic site where man first landed on another planetary body in the solar system.

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