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Pierre J. Thuot papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 179

Scope and Contents

The Pierre J. Thuot papers (1989-1994; 2.15 cubic feet) document the three shuttle missions that Thuot flew.  These were STS-36, STS-49, and STS-62.  Within the collection, there is material on all three but with the main focus on STS-49.  There is little information about STS-36 because it is still classified by the U.S. government.  Included in the collection are over 50 color photographs of Thuot training for the Intelsat VI capture that he performed on STS-49.  In addition to the photographs, included in the collection are technical reports, mission briefs, Personal Preference Kit (PPK) lists, pre-mission and post-mission information, diagrams, and day-of-launch procedures.  Types of materials include: papers, photographs, overhead transparencies, and 16mm film reels.


  • 1989-1994
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University per deed of gift.


4.15 Cubic Feet

8 mss boxes, 1 cubic foot box other_unmapped


This collections contains the technical reports and mission profiles of STS-49 and STS-62.  Additionally, this collection contains some information on STS-39.  Also included are photographs and over-head transparencies about STS-49. Five 16mm films are included in this collection as well.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Pierre J. Thuot on January 13, 2014.

Accruals and Additions

20150105.1 20150218.2

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Processing Information

All clips have been removed from the photographs and all the paperclips have been removed as well.
Pierre J. Thuot papers
In Progress
Max Campbell, 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States