RESEARCHER WHO HELPED WORLD SEE MOON WALK DIES

Feb 18, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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His career highlight was helping capture moving images of the first moon walk.

More than four-decades later, physicist Ernest Sternglass has died of heart failure in Ithaca, New York.

He was 91.

Ernest Sternglass

Sternglass’ research lead to a sensitive TV camera tube that captured low-light lunar action during the moon landing in the summer of 1969.

First Moon Walk

He also performed pioneering work in digital X-rays.

Sternglass corresponded early in his career with Albert Einstein, who encouraged him to pursue applied physics over theoretical research.

Einstein

Sternglass fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1938 and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University.

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