The command module of Apollo 17 carried this camera and associated equipment for live broadcasts back to Earth. Starting with Apollo 10, all American space missions carried a color television camera. The attached lens (missing from the camera at present) was the only one used on the camera, and an accompanying monitor helped astronauts Cernan, Evans, and Schmitt focus and point the camera. Another version of this camera, with a heat-resistant coating, was used on the lunar surface to broadcast the activities of the astronauts.
NASA transferred this Westinghouse camera to the Museum in 1983.