The primary mission of the JPL Archives is to document the rich organizational, mission, and cultural histories of the institution by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available primary source materials that have long-term value for research by users at JPL/Caltech/NASA and the wider public. This supports the JPL mission to promote and “inspire the next generation of explorers, scientists, and engineers.”
Research services are provided, including assistance with locating historical records and answering questions related to JPL’s projects and activities.
The content presented here should be viewed in the context of the time period. Our intent is to present the history of JPL in a factual manner that uses primary resources and historical context. We recognize that some information or images do not reflect the current values, policies, and mission of JPL.