Purdue including Armstrong papers in space exhibit

July 15, 2009 7:43:05 AM PDT
Some handwritten items from astronaut Neil Armstrong will go on display at Purdue University as the school marks the 40th anniversary of when Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.Armstrong is a 1955 Purdue graduate and has been giving some of his personal papers to the university's archives.

The first of those items, ranging from college homework assignments to space mission logs, will be part of an exhibit "Purdue's Place in Space" that runs Monday through Oct. 30.

Purdue archives director Sammie Morris says his staff is taking great care with Armstrong's papers. But he says they've not been able to find a Purdue flag Armstrong took with him to the moon and gave to the school years ago.