Moonwatch Project Records, 1962-1973

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Summary

Consists of records documenting Moonwatch projects. Of note are the records pertaining to Sputnik 4, the Russian satellite (Prognoz) which scattered fragments in Wisconsin upon its re-entry in 1962. Materials include correspondence, bulletins, reports, and photographs.

Creator

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division

Subject

"Prognoz" (Spacecraft)

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Alphabetic

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1962
  • 1962-1973

Topic

  • Observatories
  • Satellites
  • Astrophysics
  • Sputnik satellites
  • Research institutes
  • Astronomy

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00643

Physical description

0.84 cu. ft. processed holdings