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Notes for AE 580 - Orbital Mechanics or Astrodynamics, circa 1960

 File — Box: 115, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 1, File 4

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: The University of Southern California sub-series contains a few class notes from Armstrong's time as an Aerospace Engineering masters' student. Included is a receipt for his tuition, training leave agreement to attend for the spring 1960 semester, Mechanical Engineering 530b notes, Aerospace Engineering 580 textbook and notes, correspondence in regards to his master's program, admission, course credit, thesis update document, and thesis content information. Also found among the material is a University of Southern California promotional pamphlet that features Armstrong on the cover.

The textbooks have University of Southern California bookplates in the inside front cover.


  • circa 1960

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: 1.272 Cubic Feet (Three letter-size full-width boxes and one letter-size half-width box)

Processing Information

Notes were found in the Herrick textbook and separated out and placed into archival folder for preservation purposes.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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