1939 - 2020

First moon-based camera

Is there anything more beautiful than the Earth from the space?

George Carruthers designed and built the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph, which constituted the first moon-based observatory. This invention provided the first global picture from the planet Earth upper atmosphere, using ultraviolet light.

George Carruthers was awarded with the National Medal of Technology in the United States, 2013.

Written by: Enriqueta Vallejo-Yagüe.