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Box 26


Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:

Mark K. Craig papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 81
Scope and Contents The Mark K. Craig papers document Purdue alumnus (BSAE 1971) Mark Craig's almost fifty year career in space exploration. Craig contributed to the Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Space Shuttle, Space Station, Mars Rover Sample Return, and Lunar-Mars Exploration programs in positions progressing from co-op intern to NASA Assistant Administrator. The papers also reflect Craig’s work on space policy and NASA strategic planning. The collection notably includes materials related to the day-to-day...
Dates: 1917 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000

Space Station Program, 1974 - 2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 81, Series 3
Scope and Contents This series is comprised of six series and reflects the ever-changing roles Craig took on during this time period. Some of the key documents include: Conceptual Design and Evaluation of Selected Space Station Concepts, Executive Summary, December 1983; Space Station Program Description Document, Space Station System Requirements Document Prepared by the Space Station Task Force Concept Development Group, December 25, 1983; Presentation, "Space Station Definition Work Package," by Ray Hook,...
Dates: 1974 - 2001

Mars Rover Sample Return (MRSR) Project, 1988 - 1990

 Series — Box: 26
Identifier: MSA 81, Series 4
Scope and Contents From 1987 - 1989 Craig was Deputy Manager, Mars Rover Sample Return Project (NASA JSC/JPL). He led the Johnson Space Center concept development, technology, and science efforts with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was responsible for project management and technical negotiations with Europe and the Soviet Union on project participation. This series contains the key study, Johnson Space Center Pre-Phase A Study, Mars Rover Sample Return Mission, Aerocapture, Entry, and Landing Element, May 1,...
Dates: 1988 - 1990