Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) Collection Werner M. Neupert

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Werner M. Neupert is known for his contributions to the fields of solar physics and spectroscopy. While at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center, Neupert was an essential part of the US Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) program. This program launched a series of eight satellites between 1962 and 1971 to collect data on the sun and to study solar flares. (The "Neupert Effect" of solar flares is named for Werner Neupert.)