MTV Moon Man

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by BlinkMyBrain

On August 1 of 1981, MTV launched with footage of a literal launch. The video in question showed the Apollo 11 space shuttle firing off the ground, then segued into an astronaut planting a flag emblazoned with the MTV logo on the moon’s surface. A voiceover proclaimed, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” And thus, MTV was born. Ariel was invited by MTV to give this iconic piece an update.