Lunar Mission Control Camera

     

Lunar Mission Control Camera

The foil-covered television camera (visible behind the LRV Antenna) was operated by Mission Control in Houston. This allowed ground controllers to monitor the activities of the astronauts and photograph the launch of the lunar module ascent stage. 

Image Number: WEB13248-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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