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"Troubled Odyssey: 'Buzz' Aldrin's Saga: Tough role for Hero," Los Angeles Times (Note: Per Bridges, "I worked for Colonel Buzz Aldrin when he was Commandant of the Aerospace Research Pilot School for several months. I was asked to stay on after graduation as a F104 Instructor Pilot and Project Pilot for the F104 Spin Chute Test Program as the school was short of instructors. This assignment was only for a few months, but I did have a chance to meet Colonel Aldrin and brief him on my project several times."), Feb. 27, 1972

 Item — Box: 55, Item: 68
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 5, Object 2, Item 68

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: This sub-subseries contains various items from throughout Bridges’ career. They have been retained in their original binders and order within each. Some of the items include: photographs and speaking notes for a variety of activities during assignments after returning to the Air Force from NASA; letters of appointment, applications, certificates, awards, Purdue Honorary Doctorate Album and various mementos and articles from throughout Bridges’ career.


  • Feb. 27, 1972

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


From the Sub-Series: 2.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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