U. S. Geolgogical Survey Flagstaff Field Center

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The United States Geological Survey Flagstaff Field Center was founded by the late Eugene Shoemaker in 1963 as a research site for the new science of planetary geology. Flagstaffs clear air and high elevation made it a desirable location for telescope observations of the Moon and planets and nearby Meteor Crater was a superb training ground for the Apollo astronauts. There, and in the volcanic fields surrounding Flagstaff, astronauts tested equipment and were taught to look at the Moon through the eyes of a geologist.

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Publication type Pamphlet
Publication Subtype Pamphlet
Title U. S. Geolgogical Survey Flagstaff Field Center
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Flagstaff Science Center
Description 3 p.
Country United States
State Arizona
City Flagstaff
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N