Meteorite Recovery Program Makes Progress

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During 1963, there is progress in setting up the Photographic Meteorite Recovery Program, which is supported by grant NsG 291-62 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The object of the program was to photograph the trails of extremely bright meteors so that the corresponding meteorite impacts may be determined and a search instigated for the meteorites. Among the year's accomplishments is the design of the station building, cameras, etc.; selection and leasing land at 16 Midwest sites; and operation of a prototype station.


  • Photographic Meteorite Recovery Program
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1963. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1964, p. 156.

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  • Photography
  • Astrophysics
  • Meteorites
  • Field Stations
  • Astronomy
  • Meteorology

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