Ancient IBM drive rescues Apollo moon data

  • Valuable mission data gathered by NASA's Apollo missions to the moon 40 years ago looks like it may be recovered, thanks to a donation of an ancient IBM tape drive by a Sydney computer society. The Apollo 11, 12 and 14 missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s gathered valuable data on moon dust for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration using 'dust detectors' that were invented by Perth physicist Brian O'Brien, according to ABC News in Australia.