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external Vintage Big Pic: The Cameras That Captured The First Men On The Moon —PopSci

Ever wonder about the camera that captured the first footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong walking on the moon?

It’s called the Apollo Lunar TV Camera, and the U.S. engineering firm Westinghouse designed it. It withstood vibrations between 10 and 2,000 cycles per second, shocks of more than 8G during launch and landing, extreme pressure changes, and temperatures ranging from -300 degrees Fahrenheit to 250 degrees Fahrenheit

Here’s a 30-minute film that provides an eyewitness perspective of that first moon landing through footage and still photos.

 
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