Stan Lebar, 1925 – 2009, served as Program Manager for the Westinghouse Apollo TV Camera Program.
His team built the first colour TV camera to be used in space, on Apollo 10. Cameras were also built for Apollos 11 to 14, Skylab and ASTP.
Stan is best remembered, however, for the groundbreaking miniature camera used on Apollo 11. It brought live television from the lunar surface to an enthralled world on July 21 (GMT) 1969. The footage of that Moonwalk may prove to be television’s enduring legacy from the twentieth century.
Over the last 5+ years, Stan was a key member of the team which found the best recordings of that TV to restore and preserve for future generations.