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WHORM - Outer Space (OS)

(1.2 linear feet; boxes 1-3)

A primary category containing information pertaining to plans, programs, research, exploration, and development of outer space. Includes programs of air, space, accidents, launching sites, and tracking stations. The series only contains one item relating to unidentified flying objects. Most material in this series relates to Space Station Freedom and the National Space Council.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

OS Outer Space (.7 ft.; boxes )

A secondary subject category containing letters, memoranda, and reports relating to space programs, initiatives, and activities. Letters are from private citizens and members of Congress and generally voice support for the space program. Memoranda to and from White House staff members discuss the President's space priorities including continued funding for the Space Station Freedom program and the National Space Council. Additional materials document the interaction of NASA and the National Space Council in developing a coherent space policy and priorities for future activities. Letters and reports from aerospace companies outline support for the space station as well as a planned mission to Mars and include suggestions and proposals to accomplish these goals.

OS001 Space Flight (.7 ft.; boxes )

A secondary subject category containing materials similar to those found in the general OS secondary category. Letters from the public and members of Congress, however, also discuss space shuttle activity and the need to continue manned exploration of space. Also included in these materials are copies of proposed testimony before Congress by NASA officials, as well as copies of legislation, such as funding authorizations, relating to space activities.

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