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Charles F. Bolden Jr. lecture

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSP 177

Scope and Contents

The Charles F. Bolden, Jr. lecture (2010, 0.1 cubic feet) documents a lecture given by Charles F. Bolden, then 12th admnistrator of NASA. The lecture was given as part of the William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture series on September 7, 2010 in Fowler Hall and was open to the general public. The collection contains one DVD.


  • 2010
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/09/2012


Biographical or Historical Information

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. is a U.S. astronaut, Retired Marine Major General, and served as NASA administrator starting in 2009. He earned a B.S. in electical science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968. He flew in combat as a naval aviator in Southeast Asia from 1972-1973. In 1977, he completed his M.S. in Systems Management, and then pursued a career as test pilot and astronaut. He served in a variety of capacities while at NASA, including Chief of the Safety Division at Johnson Space Center following the 1986 Challenger disaster and Assistant Deputy Administrator. He then returned to the Marine Corps, where he served until his retirement, attaining the rank of Major General. In May 2006, he was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Works Cited "William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture 2010." Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics website. Purdue University, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Note written by Michael Maune


0.10 Linear Feet

1.00 folders

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Purdue University President's office

Method of Acquisition

Charles F. Bolden Jr. lecture
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Michael Maune
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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