Allen, Joseph P., 1937-

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Dr. Joseph P. Allen was born June 27, 1937 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He earned his BA in Physics and Mathematics from DePauw University (1959) and an MS and PhD in physics from Yale University (1961, 1965). A winner of a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany (1959), Allen began his career as a research associate in the Nuclear Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington. He also served as staff physicist at the Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale University in 1965 and 1966 and as guest research associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1963-1967.

Allen was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. He served as NASA Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C. and then later as a mission specialist on STS-5 on Columbia (November 11-16, 1982) and STS-51A on Discovery (November 8-16,1984). After leaving NASA, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Space Industries International, Inc. and Chairman of Veridian. Allen is also a member of American Physical Society, American Astronautical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Eta Sigma.

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referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dept. of Education. Department of education : adult program files, 1974-1999 (bulk1986-1998). Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education files, 1950-2000. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Worcester, Noah, 1758-1837. Papers, 1783-1869 (bulk 1816-1837). Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Allen, Joseph. Sketch of the river St: Lawrence from Montreal to the island St: Barnaby on the south side, and the islands of Jeremy on the north side of the river. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. Reminiscences of Bernard Mannes Baruch : oral history, 1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Allen, Joseph. Town histories. Minuteman Library Network
creatorOf Allen, Joseph. Love and crime or, Just my luck [microform] / by Joseph Allen. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Cotton, Catharine. Recipe book : manuscript, 1698 / Catharine Cotton. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1903 - 2006. Headquarters Astronaut Interviews. 1965 - 1971. Astronaut, interview, Joe Allen
creatorOf Allen, Joseph P. Autograph signature. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813. Papers of Theophilus Parsons, 1778-1811. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Daughters of the American Revolution. Hendrick Hudson Chapter (Hudson, N.Y.). Shipping records, 1739-1807, 1739-1746 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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memberOf American Association for the Advancement of Science corporateBody
memberOf American astronautical society corporateBody
memberOf American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics corporateBody
memberOf American physical society corporateBody
employeeOf Arthur W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. person
memberOf Beta Theta Pi corporateBody
employeeOf Brookhaven National Laboratory corporateBody
memberOf Columbia (Spacecraft) corporateBody
associatedWith Cotton, Catharine. person
associatedWith Daughters of the American Revolution. Hendrick Hudson Chapter (Hudson, N.Y.). corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf DePauw University corporateBody
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
memberOf Discovery (Spacecraft) corporateBody
associatedWith Hauck, Frederick H. person
associatedWith Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dept. of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Overmyer, Robert F., 1936-1996 person
associatedWith Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813. person
memberOf Phi beta kappa corporateBody
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associatedWith Walker, David M. person
associatedWith Worcester, Noah, 1758-1837. person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Yale University. corporateBody
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Crawfordsville IN US
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