NASA Digitizes Old Moon Photos in an Old McDonalds; Calls it McMoon


They call it McMoon: it’s an old McDonalds that has been rehashed into a scanning facility for NASA. The facility is meant to scan the images that NASA took of the moon’s surface before anyone had gone there–which is pretty much the pristine and totally untouched moon. In McMoon, there are canisters from Lunar Orbiter 1; and we’re not even sure about the scanning technology that they’re using.

Further Google Research reveals Flickr photos that showcase, “48,000 lbs of 70mm tape… the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon.”

Business Week recently interviewed the folks over at the facility, but so did another Vimeo user. And that video is after the jump.

Via Gizmodo and Business Week

Visiting McMoon from NASA Lunar Science Institute on Vimeo.

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