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NASA Space Flight Medal, October 13, 1984

 Item — Box: 70, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 193, Series 8, Item 36

Scope and Contents

From the Series: The artifacts series is comprised of the many awards, certificates, plaques, NASA service awards and tokens of appreciation presented to Leestma throughout his career. The awards range from one of his first; a plaque presented, "To Lt. Dave "Wiz" Leestma for achieving 1000 hours in the F-14 Tomcat," a Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal, Certificate and Medallion - 1st Shuttle Flight Achievement Award, NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, and a NASA retirement plaque, to name a few. Also included are flags, patches, a piece of payload bay liner flown in Space on the Orbiter Atlantis during the STS-125 mission, Hubble Space Telescope Service Mission, and other tokens of appreciation often attached to signed photographs of Shuttle crews and presented to Leestma. There is a large wooden box containing Orbital Space Plane models of potential boosters that was presented to Leestma when he was project manager.


  • October 13, 1984

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.


From the Series: 3.416 Cubic Feet (Three flat boxes, one cubic foot box, one legal-size half-width manuscript box, one shoe box, and one large object)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States