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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Archives: Missions & Projects

Guide for accessing all types of materials in the JPL Archives.

Some of the resources listed below are JPL Internal and require a JPL username and password for access. 



These finding aids are accessible from outside JPL:

History Collection
Primarily pre-NASA projects and early NASA missions

Publications of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1938-1992
Citations by author’s last name. Some are indexed by subject

Microfilm Indices (Collection 189)

Early missile work, research, wind tunnels, correspondence, technical reports, publications, subcontractor files, drawings, proposals, project records, publicity.

Mission Status Bulletins

Hard copies in the Archives.


Other Resources


These items are accessible with JPL username and password within JPL firewall:

electronic Document Information Management System (eDIMS) 

  • eDIMS is JPL's official registry for legacy document records "born on paper," scanned as PDFs, or scanned to microfilm.

  • Browse by keywords to retrieve documents.

Daily Planet/JPL In the News (2006 to 2009)

Project Reference List (PRL)

JPL Project Support Website

Contact information for the JPL Archives: