Astronauta Joe Engle

Dati personali

Nome Joe Engle
Data di nascita 1932-08-26
Nazionalità :us: Statunitense
Tipo Governativo
Affiliazione National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Status Ritiratǝ
Wikipedia Joe_Engle

Note biografiche

(Traduzione automatica) Joe Henry Engle is an American pilot who served in the United States Air Force, test pilot for the North American X-15 program, aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. As of 2018, he is the last living pilot of the X-15 program.

Engle test-flew the joint NASA-Air Force X-15 rocket airplane. During the course of testing, Engle earned his USAF Astronaut Wings, a Distinguished Flying Cross and other awards. Engle was selected by NASA in 1966 for the Apollo program, and was originally scheduled to land on the Moon as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 17, but was bumped when later flights were cancelled, so that geologist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt could fly.

He subsequently became one of the first astronauts in the Space Shuttle program, having flight tested the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1977. He was Commander of the second orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981.

Missioni

Dal Al Destinazione Lancio Veicolo spaziale
1965-06-29
1965-06-29
Suborbitale X-15 | Flight 138 X-15-3
1965-08-10
1965-08-10
Suborbitale X-15 | Flight 143 X-15-3
1965-10-14
1965-10-14
Suborbitale X-15 | Flight 153 X-15-1
1981-11-12
1981-11-14
Orbita bassa terrestre Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-2 Space Shuttle Columbia
1985-08-27
1985-09-03
Orbita bassa terrestre Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-51-I Space Shuttle Discovery

Ultimo aggiornamento: 2022-05-18T23:36:41 con AstronautiBOT 10 alpha 18 - Fonte: LaunchLibrary2 API

1 Mi Piace

Grande Pilota. Sfortunato perchè perse il posto in Apollo17; essendo stato cancellato Apollo18 egli fu sostituito da H. Schmitt. Doveva metter piede sulla luna un Astronauta/scienziato.
Nono dimentichiamo il suo ruolo nello Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Test Flights, insieme a Truly.