There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when a long running project splutters to life for the first time.  Be it an engine firing, a piece of software running bug free for the first time or even the simple pleasure of a set of shelves in place, it’s a wonderful feeling that I really wish non-makers could feel more often.

This random post was inspired by the story of the efforts of an epic few who have been working for decades to restore the original footage from early Moon surveys and one of the first photos that they recovered;

The Earth, seen from above the surface of the Moon.

Hard work, well rewarded.  LOIRP are considering a kickstarter to raise cash to recover the rest, a project that’s worthy of funding.


via BoingBoing