George Robert Carruthers

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George Robert Carruthers
George Carruthers, center, discusses the Lunar Surface Ultraviolet Camera with Apollo 16 Commander John Young, right. From left are Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Rocco Petrone, Apollo Program Director.
Born(1939-10-01)October 1, 1939
DiedDecember 26, 2020(2020-12-26) (aged 81)
NationalityUnited States
Known forInvention of the ultraviolet camera/spectrograph
AwardsArthur S. Flemming Award (Washington Jaycees), 1970
Scientific career

George Robert Carruthers (October 1, 1939 – December 26, 2020)[1] was an American inventor, physicist, engineer and space scientist. He helped create the ultraviolet camera/spectrograph for NASA and they used it on Apollo 16 in 1972. He designed it so astronauts could use it on the lunar surface.

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  1. Dr. George Carruthers Passed Away[permanent dead link], at the National Society of Black Physicists; published December 27, 2020; retrieved December 28, 2020