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A light in the sky, USA, 1960:

This article was published in the daily newspaper The New York Times, USA, August 26, 1960.



'Echo Watchers' See a Fast Light in Eastern Areas

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (UPI) -- Eastern "Echo Watchers" saw something in the sky last night in addition to the big communication satellite, but nobody knows for sure what it was.

Reports of a small, fast moving light in the sky came from Boston, Erie, Pa, and a number of locations near Washington, including the Georgetown University Observatory.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which launched Echo I two weeks ago, said the light had nothing to do with the satellite. The agency added that none of its watchers had seen the light and none of its instruments tracked it.

The Air Force Space Surveillance Control Center at Bedfod, Mass., said the only report it got was from the Georgetown Observatory, which suggested it might have been jet plane. The Air Force also suggested it might have been a meteor.

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