PEEKSKILL METEORITE CAR

 

 

 

Not only is the Peekskill Meteorite car world famous — it has been around the world. Click on photo below to see larger pictures from the Peekskill Meteorite Car's international tour!

 

 

[above] S. Eichmiller's extraordinary photo of the Peekskill fireball of October 9, 1992

 

The impact of a twelve and a half kilo H6 chondrite into the back of Ms. Michelle Knapp's parked car on the evening of October 9, 1992 is the best known meteoritic event of modern times. Everyone has heard of the "car that was hit by a meteorite."

R.A. Langheinrich Meteorites owned the world-famous car, and this vehicle has seen the world too. The battered red Malibu coupe has been featured in museums and exhibitions in New York City, Tucson, Arizona, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, and Tokyo!  It has brought wonder and amazement to the thousands of people who have flocked to see the car who's trunk was caved in by a visitor from outer space.

We documented the Peekskill Meteorite Car's world tour, and you can follow its journey by clicking on the links below, or on the country names above.

The Peekskill Meteorite Car has been exhibited by some of the world's great scientific institutions, including The American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (French Space Agency).

 

THE PEEKSKILL METEORITE CAR'S WORLD TOUR

 

Peekskill car display at american museum

The car gets its own special exhibit at the American Museum of Natural Hiistory in New York City

Peekskill car display in Paris

Paris, France, and the Peekskill Meteorite Car gets its own display box!

Peekskill car display in Germany

Peekskill car is the star of the Munich, Germany show

Peekskill car display in Japan

Peeksill car with the Tokyo International Mineral Fair show committee members in Japan

Peekskill car in Switzerland

Peekskill car in Switzerland , detail's from the Swiss exhibition catalog

Peekskill car in Tucson

Sheltering from the sun at the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Peekskill car with Mrs Knapp

Mrs. Knapp — mother of Michelle Knapp the Peekskill Meteorite Car's original owner — surveys the damage

Peekskill car in driveway

Meteorite expert Ray Meyer standing in the Knapp family's driveway, site of the actual impact

Peekskill meteorite

The complete mass of the Peekskill meteorite, shortly after its arrival on Earth. Note red paint from the car

Peekskill meteorite car

On the tenth anniversary of the impact, Peekskill Meteorite Car owner Alllan Langheinrich holding an 656 gram endcut of the Peekskill meteorite. This is the actual end that hit the car.

Peekskill meteorite 656 grams

Peekskill meteorite specimen 656 grams

Peekskill car gas tank

Peekskill car gas tank display at  our meteorite museum

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