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Orion Test Flight One flown Purdue memorabilia

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 8
Identifier: 20151102.1

Content Description

Includes a collection of Purdue memorabilia flown on Orion Exploration Test Flight One (EFT-1) as part of its Ancillary Payload on December 5th of 2014. This memorabilia includes a photograph of Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan raising the American flag during a 2007 football game in Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium, a group photograph of the university's 1999 astronaut reunion, and two small Purdue pennants. The pennants were chosen to represent Purdue engineers, scientists, and astronaut contributions to the U.S. space program. On Orion EFT-1, this memorabilia flew over 60,000 miles, reached an altitude of 3600 statute miles, reached speeds exceeding 20,000 miles per hour, and was protected by a heatshield sustaining temperatures in excess of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit on re-entry. Also included in this collection is a pamphlet for a public lecture by NASA's Johnson Space Center Deputy Director Mark Geyer titled "Orion and NASA Deep Space Exploration". Two 11" x 8.5" photographs, two small pennants, correspondence, and a pamphlet.

Acquisition Type



Items provided to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company by Purdue Libraries, flown, and then returned to Purdue Archives via J.R. Edwards.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Collection is unprocessed. Unprocessed collections may not be available for immediate use.


  • 2015



0.10 Cubic Feet