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George Robert Carruthers
Lunar Surface Ultraviolet Camera (9460222206).jpg
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
Died December 26, 2020(2020-12-26) (aged 81)
Nationality United States
Known for Invention of the ultraviolet camera/spectrograph
Awards Arthur S. Flemming Award (Washington Jaycees), 1970
Scientific career
Fields physics

George Robert Carruthers (October 1, 1939 – December 26, 2020) 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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