The first unit of a worldwide solar patrol network that will attempt to warn astronauts of solar‐flare radiation has been installed at the Manned Spaceflight Center in Houston. The instrument is a telescope that automatically tracks the sun and takes photographs at preset intervals. Visual and remote‐television observation are also possible without disturbing the camera. The completed network will include similar telescopes at Carnarvon and Canberra, Australia; Maui, Hawaii; Guayamas, Mexico; Johannesburg, South Africa; and an unspecified location in Spain.

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