NASA has been working with Lowry Digital in Burbank to restore all of the original tapes from the July 20, 1969 moonwalk, and they just released the first clips of it.

They're planning to complete the whole thing this fall, but they're showing off some of the more iconic moments now, such as the first steps on the moon.

The restoration doesn't bring the quality up to HD or anything, but it's a definite improvement over the video we've been used to seeing for the last 40 years.

[Boing Boing Gadgets]