Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 302
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project
Dates:
circa 1962-1975
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists primarily of administrative records and includes fiscal records, grant and contract proposals, camera station reports, requisitions and purchase orders, travel records, personnel records, and annual reports.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, also known as the Prairie Network, was created in 1962 and supported by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Prairie Network was a system of 16 automatic camera stations organized in the Midwestern United States to acquire orbital and trajectory data on extremely bright meteors. The data was then used to recover any resultant meteorites. Richard E. McCrosky was the scientist in charge of the project from 1962 until its termination in 1975.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
McCrosky, Richard E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Meteorites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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