This series consists of materials created and maintained by Dr. Daniel S. Goldin during his tenure as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from April 1, 1992, to November 17, 2001. Included are speeches, interviews, invitations, foreign and domestic travel itineraries, travel requests and vouchers, meeting briefing books, memorandums, planning and policy files, budgets and financial analysis files, personnel files, photographs, publications, correspondence, emails, phone message books, calendars and appointment books, and handwritten notes. The records detail NASA’s relationship to other Federal agencies and programs, as well as its role in the broader scientific community. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to the Space Station, Apollo program, astronaut candidates, ATLAS project, Cassini-Huygens mission, Deep Space Network, Expendable Launch Vehicles, Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Observer, Mars Pathfinder, Mission to Planet Earth, Pioneer, Reusable Launch Vehicles, and Viking.
Shuttle launches referenced include, but are not limited to, the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-49), Mae Jemison’s spaceflight (STS-47), the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission (STS-61), the first joint United States/Russia Shuttle-MIR mission (STS-60), the shuttle’s first rendezvous mission with Russia’s MIR (STS-63), the shuttle’s first docking on Russia’s MIR (STS-71), the second Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission (STS-82), the final shuttle mission to Russia’s MIR (STS-91), Senator John Glenn’s final spaceflight (STS-95), the shuttle’s first visit to the International Space Station (STS-88), the first shuttle mission commanded by a woman, Eileen Collins (STS-93), Scott Kelly’s first spaceflight (STS-103), the first shuttle to fly with a glass cockpit (STS-101), and the 100th mission of the Space Shuttle program (STS-92).
Organizations and programs referenced include, but are not limited to, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Astronautical Society (AAS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the Global Climate Change Working Group, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Aviation Club, the National Space Club, the National Technology Initiative (NTI), the Planetary Society, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Student Explorer Demonstration Initiative (STEDI), the Teacher in Space project, the U.S. Space Foundation, and the United Space Alliance (USA).
The correspondence includes Dr. Goldin’s letters, faxes, and emails to and from members of the public, members of the media, scientists, academics, other NASA officials, representatives of foreign space agencies, policy makers, members of Congress, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and Vice President Al Gore. There is a significant number of correspondence between Dr. Goldin and the following: Dr. Carl Sagan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. France Cordova, John Glenn, Louis Friedman, Charles Vest, Newt Gingrich, Louis Stokes, Jeff Sessions, John D. Schumacher, and Michael Mott.