Finding Aid for NASA Apollo Press Releases (HSF-3)
The NASA Apollo Press Releases is composed of original press releases, press kits, flight plans, NASA crew photographs, brochures, scientific reports, press conference records, newspaper clippings and articles, and miscellaneous materials, for every NASA Apollo Program mission from Apollo 7 through Apollo 17. The materials largely are original period copies distributed by NASA and Johnson Space Center. The most significant and largest part of the collection are the original Apollo mission press releases, including hour-by-hour and day-by-day releases providing constant updates on the progress of the missions. This is the most complete collection of press information for the Apollo Program missions outside of the originals housed at the National Archives and Records Administration. This collection also includes brochures and other officially released materials from NASA, such as original public flight plans, transcripts of post-Apollo flight press conferences, and moon rock specimen testing results.