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NASA Administration, 1970 - 2015

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 193, Series 5

Scope and Contents

This series is broken down into six sub-series representing the various NASA administrative positions Leestma held throughout his career. There are numerous NASA memos, correspondence, documents, reports, briefings, International Space Station planning information; Preliminary Assessments of the Russian/US/International Partners Space Station Design Option; Flight Crew Operations documents; Safety Review Findings; Hubble Space Telescope documents, among many others. Please see the breakdown of each sub-series within the finding aid in order to see the comprehensive listing.

*Note many additional memos, documents, etc. are interspersed among the NASA Administration papers, due to the interconnectivity of departments.


  • 1970 - 2015

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research. A portion of Leestma's personnel papers have been restricted due to privacy considerations.


7.993 Cubic Feet (19 letter-size full-width manuscript boxes and six letter-size half-width manuscript boxes)


The series is divided into six sub-series, which represent the various administrative positions held by Leestma at NASA.

The papers were left in original order in most instances.
  1. Chief, Mission Development Branch
  2. Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of Astronaut Office
  3. Director, Flight Crew Operations Directorate
  4. Deputy Director, Engineering
  5. Johnson Space Center Project Manager for the Space Launch Initiative
  6. Manager, Johnson Space Center Exploration Planning Office and Johnson Space Center Advanced Planning Office


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States