When Curiosity survived its 7 minutes of terror and landed safely on the surface of Mars, we started getting some stunning images from the planet. But what we also got was a series of images that showed the actual decent and landing of the rover. That footage was then taken and modified to produce some lovely HD videos.What I didn’t know until now, is that someone has done the exact same thing with footage of the Apollo 16 Lunar Roving Vehicle, also known as the “moon buggy,” bounding around on the surface of the Moon in 1972.The battery-powered rover was used on the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions, but this is footage I haven’t seen before from the Apollo 16 mission. The video can be viewed in 720p and the stabilization was carried out using the Deshaker v2.5 filter with VirtualDub 1.9.9.As a comparison, you can see the original footage start at around the 58 second mark in the video below:I think you’ll agree, the stabilized version shows quite an improvement and gives us a much better idea of how the astronauts viewed it on the day, albeit from inside their helmets.We may not have to wait too much longer to get fresh footage from the Moon’s surface using modern recording equipment. Golden Spike is planning commercial flights to the Moon if you have $1.5 billion to spend. NASA is also crashing probes on the Moon next week to see what lies below its surface. Maybe one day soon they’ll launch one that deploys a camera there.