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Astronaut Application and Pre-Flight Assignments - Orientation and Training - Computer Theory coursework, October - November 1962

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 1, Sub-Series 2, File 1, Item 7

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: The astronaut application, orientation, and training materials document Neil Armstrong's transition from being a research test pilot to a member of the "New Nine" group of astronauts recruited for the upcoming Gemini program. The sub-series included Armstrong's application to NASA's astronaut program, as well as the associated correspondence and correspondence related to his last days as a research test pilot. In addition to the application materials, documents concerning the initial orientation and training regimen undertaken by astronauts entering NASA's space-flight program can be found. These materials include schedules and actual coursework completed in October and November of 1962, prior to Armstrong'’s flight assignments.


  • October - November 1962

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: 0.727 Cubic Feet (Two letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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