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Certificate - U.S. Naval School, Underwater Swimmers, U.S. Naval Base, Key West, Florida, certify that Neil Armstrong satisfactorily completed a 40 hour course in skin and scuba diving under the sanction of the National Association of Underwater Instructors, April 14, 1967, and an Identification Card, successfully completed the National YMCA Scuba Diving Course, April 14, 1967

 Item — Box: 8a, Folder: 44
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 1, Sub-Series 4, Sub-Group 1, File 2, Item 44

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Group: Correspondence related to the Gemini Program consists primarily of notes of a congratulatory nature, sent to Neil Armstrong and David Scott following the completion of Gemini VIII. Included here are not only letters and telegrams, but also memos conveying information about the travel arrangements for the friends and families of Gemini astronauts during the Gemini VIII launch.

A binder (scrapbook) was part of an addition to the papers in 2016. The contents were retained as found, and contain not only items from the Gemini program, but also items before and after that period. Of note is correspondence from Charles Lindbergh, Presidents Nixon and Johnson, the Russian Cosmonauts, various dignitaries and celebrities. There are also training certificates, NASA certificates of achievement, photographs and other miscellaneous items.


  • April 14, 1967

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: 7.48 Cubic Feet (16 letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, two legal-size full-width manuscript boxes, one letter-size full-width manuscript box, and one flat box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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