Episode 07: Color TV from the Moon

Jim American History, Johnson Space Center, Lunar Exploration, Project Apollo Leave a Comment

NASA engineers remembered a long-forgotten piece of technology just in time for the world to watch men walk on the Moon.

Narrator: Nancy O’Kane

Production Notes

  • Clarification: The RCA lunar color TV cameras were used on the “J-missions” (Apollos 15, 16, & 17). The early color TV cameras on the lunar surface were manufactured by Westinghouse.
  • Eisenhower video from first RCA color coast-to-coast broadcast, May 22, 1958
  • Transitions by RedGiant Universe