罕见登月视频将在登月50周年纪念日出售
Rare Moon Landing Video to Be Sold on 50th Anniversary

罕见登月视频将在登月50周年纪念日出售

Rare Moon Landing Video to Be Sold on 50th Anniversary

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罕见登月视频将在登月50周年纪念日出售

Rare Moon Landing Video to Be Sold on 50th Anniversary

2019-07-14

1976年,加里·乔治在一次政府盈余拍卖会上从美国宇航局(NASA)买了几卷录像带,当时他还是一名大学生。他花了218美元买了1100多卷磁带。


1976年,加里·乔治在一次政府盈余拍卖会上从美国宇航局(NASA)买了几卷录像带,当时他还是一名大学生。
Gary George was a college student when he bought reels of videotape from the United States space agency NASA at a government surplus auction in 1976.

他花了218美元买了1100多卷磁带。
He spent $218 for more than 1,100 reels of tape.

乔治似乎做了一笔不错的投资。
It seems that George made a good investment.

本月,苏富比拍卖会上,他可能成为百万富翁。
He might become a millionaire this month when the company Sotheby’s auctions

据报道,这是唯一现存的人类登月第一步的原始记录。
what it says is the only surviving original recording of man’s first steps on the moon.

乔治是拉斯维加斯一名65岁的退休机械工程师。
George is a 65-year-old retired mechanical engineer from Las Vegas.

他在接受路透社的电话采访时谈到了这些录音带。
He spoke about the tapes in a phone interview with the Reuters news agency.

乔治说,“我不知道它们有什么价值。”
George said, “I had no idea there was anything of value on them.”

他补充说,“我把它们卖给电视台只是为了录制节目。”
He added, “I was selling them to TV stations just to record over.”

但其中三盘录像带很有价值。
But three of the tapes are valuable.

它们记录了1969年7月20日阿波罗11号登月任务。
They record the July 20, 1969 moon landing of the Apollo 11 mission.

乔治差点把三个登月录像都送人了。
George almost gave away the three moon videos.

他打算把一些磁带捐给教堂。
He was going to donate some of the tapes to a church.

他的父亲看到了三盘标有“阿波罗11号EVA”的磁带。
His father saw three tapes marked “Apollo 11 EVA.”

EVA是美国宇航局使用的一个术语,意思是航天员舱外活动。
EVA is a term used by NASA that means extra vehicular activity.

“他(乔治的父亲)非常喜欢太空计划,他说,‘我想我会坚持保存这些录像带。
“He [George’s father] was really into the space program and he said, ‘I think I’d hang on to those.

也许有一天它们会很有价值。’”乔治回忆道。
They might be valuable someday,’” George recalled.

“因此,出于这个原因,在接下来的43年里,我把它们带出来,拖着它们走遍了整个国家。”
“So, for that very reason, I pulled them out and hauled them around the country for the next 43 years.”

其中一个视频展示了宇航员尼尔·阿姆斯特朗在月球上迈出的第一步。
One of the videos has images of the first steps on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong.

其中包括他的名言:“这是一个人的一小步,人类的一大步。”
It includes his famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

另一个视频展示了宇航员巴兹·奥尔德林在月球上行走。
Another video shows astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon.

苏富比发言人哈里弗里尔说,录像还显示宇航员在月球上插上美国国旗,采集土壤和岩石样本。
Sotheby’s spokeswoman Hallie Freer said the videos also show the astronauts planting the American flag on the moon and collecting soil and rock samples.

弗里尔说,这些录像带将于7月20日,即登月50年后,以200万美元的价格拍卖。
Freer said the tapes might sell for as much as $2 million when they go on auction on July 20: 50 years after the moon landing.

她拒绝透露苏富比与卖家之间的财务条款。
She declined to give the financial terms between Sotheby’s and the seller.

收藏家们为了收藏太空探索有关的物品支付了大量的钱。
Collectors have paid large amounts of money for objects linked to space exploration.

2017年,苏富比在1969年的任务中出售了阿姆斯特朗使用的一个袋子。
In 2017, Sotheby’s sold a bag used by Armstrong on the 1969 mission.

价格为180万美元。
The price: $1.8 million dollars.

约翰·罗素为您播报。
I’m John Russell.