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Deputy Administrator of Aeronautics - Working Files, 1969 - 1971

 Item — Box: 88
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 1, Sub-Series 6, File 4

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: The Deputy Administrator of Aeronautics subseries contains material from the period immediately after Armstrong’s completion of spaceflight missions for NASA. Following the success of Apollo 11, Armstrong was assigned an administrative position in Washington, D.C., as the Deputy Administrator of Aeronautics, Armstrong was responsible for overseeing all NASA research involving the development of aeronautics and related technologies. Several publications concerning aeronautics can be found here, as well as a series of “programmed texts” on aeronautics that were used for training United States Air Force pilots who would be working with high speed aircraft. Of particular interest are a series of handwritten notes taken by Armstrong during his tenure as Deputy Administrator of Aeronautics. These notes cover a variety of topics, from U.S.-Soviet relations, to the development of aeronautical technologies at U.S. universities.


  • 1969 - 1971

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is primarily in English. Russian is also present.

Access Information

Collection is open for scholarly research. A 48 hours notice and consultation with the Flight Archivist is required to access the collection.  Portions of the collection are restricted per donor restrictions and third party privacy.


From the Sub-Series: 1.453 Cubic Feet (Four letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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