A remastered, stabilised clip of Nasa's Apollo 16 astronauts driving a Lunar Rover on the Moon back in 1972 has brought renewed attention on the fact that, you know, astronauts have driven on the moon.

Yes the fact that humans ever landed on the Moon at all is, arguably, cool enough. But it is also true that, while there, we also took some pretty decent video footage. And now it's looking better than ever.

The clip was remastered using commercially available software, using HD transfers of the original 16mm film.

The implied message? While China celebrates landing its robot on the surface, only Americans have put pedals to the metal and burned rubber on the Moon for real.

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  • Liftoff of Apollo 11

  • Apollo 11 climbs toward orbit

  • View from Earth orbit

  • Earthrise

  • Aldrin salutes U.S. Flag

  • Aldrin stands beside LM strut and probe

  • LM approaches CSM for docking / earthrise in b.g.

  • Crescent Earth photographed during return trip

  • Mission control celebrates Apollo 11

  • Apollo 11 astronauts, still in quarantine van, are greeted by wives upon arrival at Ellington AFB