Engle, Joe, 1932-

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Joe Engle (b. Aug. 26, 1932, Chapman, KS) was an Air Force pilot and NASA Astronaut. He was commander on the second flight of the Columbia Space Shuttle (STS-2) and mission commander on Discovery (STS-51-I). Engle also participated in the Challenger disaster investigation in 1986. Additionally, he was the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander in Chief, United States Space Command and North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)before retiring from both the Air Force and NASA in 1986.
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creatorOf Southern Bases. Video and Audio Recordings, 1945-1992, 1945-1954. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Apollo 13 Crew Training in KC-135 at Patrick AFB, Florida - LRV Evaluation by Joe Engle United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn KSC - Documentary Coverage of STS-2 Flight Crew and OMS Pod Activity During Sit Test (Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2 - Astronauts Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly Return from KSC United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Johnson Space Center (JSC) Audiovisual Department (AV) - Engle and Crippen crew training in single system trainer; Joe Engle doing shuttle suit in mid deck I-G trainer United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Air Force Now 173 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-1 - Tenth Anniversary Celebration - Aaron Cohen, John Young, Joe Engle Remarks at Gilruth Center United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn X-15 FLIGHT 3-42-65, 28 MAY 65 (EDWARDS AFB, CALIFORNIA) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Confederate Air Force, Harlingen, Texas United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - Astronaut Joe H. Engle in WETF United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AFA CONVENTION, DALLAS, TEXAS
referencedIn Surface Electrical Transmitter Deployment - Joe Engle - Don Eggers - Rock Pile Set United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Columbia Returns to Space United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2: Astronauts Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly Leaving for KSC from Ellington AFB United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - Astronauts Richard H. Truly and Joe Engle in Motion Base Trainer United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn KSC - STS-2 - Crew Arrival, STA Touch and Go's (Joe Engle, Richard H. Truly, John Young, Lunney, George Abbey, Karol J. Bobko, and Page), Orbiter on Pad with RSS Pulled Back, Day and Night, Press Site with Wubbo Ockels and Claude Nicollier United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn KSC - STS-2 Prime Crew Richard H. Truly, and Joe Engle, George Abbey, John Young Depart O and C Building, Arriving at SLF, Ingress into STA, Taxi and Takeoff United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2 - Astronauts Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly Board T-38 from EAFB to KSC, and Their Families on Gulfstream for Flight to KSC United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Kennedy Space Center (KSC) - Space Transportation System STS-1/Orbiter Vehicle (OV)-102 - Documentary coverage of the Astros. Joe Engle and Richard Truly arriving at Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) ; Views of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) aft center segment stacking United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn The X-15 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AFA CONVENTION, WASHINGTON D. C. AND ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
referencedIn X-15 FLIGHT NO. 3-44-67, EDWARDS AFB, CALIFORNIA United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA STS-2 ON BOARD FOOTAGE MAGAZINE 4,5,,28,29,32 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. PRESENTATION OF ASTRONAUT WINGS AT PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, DC
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Jackie Cochran story, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2 Prime Crew Training - Astronaut Joe Engle Takes Off in T-38 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - Astronauts Haise and Joe Engle Depart for Edwards Air Force Base in T-38 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S VISIT, EDWARDS AFB, CALIFORNIA
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2 Mission Operations Control Room: President Ronald Reagan's Visit and Vice President George H. W. Bush Breakfast with Astronauts Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn KSC - STS-2 Dry CDDT Prime Crew Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly, George Abbey, John Young and Steven Hawley Ingress into Elevator and Across ORB Access Arm and White Room United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn C-135 ZERO GRAVITY FLIGHTS, EDWARDS AFB, CALIFORNIA United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - STS-2 Prime Crew Training - Astronauts Richard Truly and Joe H. Engle Fly STA United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - Astronauts Joe H. Engle and Richard Truly Emergency Egress Training from 1 G Trainer United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn JSC (AV) - Alternate Training for Fred Haise and Joe Engle United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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referencedIn Air Force COL Joe Engle and Navy CAPT Richard Truly give the "thumbs up" signal from the cockpit of the Space Shuttle Columbia. They will be the prime crew for the second flight of the space shuttle United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn MSC (PTD) - Surface Electrical Transmitter Deployment with Astronaut Joe Engle United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-51I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of X-15 Pilot Captain Joe H. Engle, USAF, and a X-15 Aircraft United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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Birth 1932-08-26

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