Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph



Dr. George Carruthers, right, and William Conway, a project manager at the Naval Research Institute, examine the gold-plated ultraviolet camera/spectrograph, the first Moon-based observatory that Carruthers developed for the Apollo 16 mission. Apollo 16 astronauts placed the observatory on the moon in April 1972.


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  • December 30, 2020
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