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Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Strategic Enterprise, 1967 - 2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 82, Series 9

Scope and Contents

The next phase of Craig's career was at NASA Headquarters as Acting Assistant Administrator, Exploration (September 1989 - February 1990) and then as Director, Space Exploration (Special Assistant for Exploration), Office of Aeronautics, Exploration and Technology (February 1990 - September 1991). He led NASA's planning and research to establish a lunar base and to send humans to Mars, and led coordination with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health; served as NASA's principal Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) liaison with the White House National Space Council, and drafted the initial Space Council SEI policy.

The key documents identified by Craig are the HEDS Strategic Plan folder containing various documents; a presentation, "NASA Strategic Management Concept and Strategic Framework for Human Exploration and Development of Space," by Mark Craig, November 8, 1993; HEDS Customer Strategy Workshop material, October 18, 1994; and Mars Architecture Committee, Bob Rogers, Public Engagement folder. Please see the detailed listing for all items.

This series consists of three sub-series.
  1. HEDS Strategic Plan
  2. HEDS Management
  3. HEDS Customer and Stakeholder Engagement


  • 1967 - 2002

Language of Materials

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

Acess Information

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 36.027 Cubic Feet (Eighty-six letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, eleven letter-size half-width manuscript boxes, two cubic foot boxes, and five flat boxes. Some oversized items are in flat file folders. )


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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