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The National Archives on YouTube

Today marks the official launch of the YouTube channel for the U.S. government’s National Archives. Go here for the main page.

For an entertaining — and, by today’s standards, long — documentary about photographing the surface of the moon in 1967, watch Assignment: Shoot the Moon. The film is quaint and a little cheesy, but about eight minutes into it the musical soundtrack gets ultra-groovy, with tablas and electric guitars adding eerie drama to shots of the moon. Overall it’s an informative piece and a video time capsule from the days when they were planning to touch down on the moon.

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