In 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in Space. This is the view that his camera had:
And this is the view that Alan Shepard had:
That’s right. The first American in Space saw everything in black & white – during the entire flight. Why? Because someone forgot to remove a filter from his periscope window prior to launch. Even though he saw everything in black and white, he said “What a beautiful view”.
Luckily, he eventually went back into space in 1971 and got to enjoy it in full colour, even becoming the oldest person to walk on the moon.