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Joseph Henry Engle
"Joe"

J Engle

Born: 26 August 1932, Abilene, Kansas, United States

Nationality: American

Died:

Group: NASA Group 5 (4 April 1966)

Status: Retired

 

USAF (Non-FAI) Flights:
1X-15 Flight #13829 June 196510 minutes, 32 seconds
2X-15 Flight #14310 August 19659 minutes, 52 seconds
3X-15 Flight #15314 October 19659 minutes, 18 seconds

 

FAI Flights:
1STS-212 November 19812 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
251-I27 August 19857 days, 2 hours, 17 minutes, 42 seconds

 

Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
X-15 Flight #92 7 October 1963 7 minutes, 37 seconds
X-15 Flight #95 14 November 1963 7 minutes, 47 seconds
X-15 Flight #98 8 January 1964 8 minutes, 51 seconds
X-15 Flight #104 8 April 1964 9 minutes, 46 seconds
X-15 Flight #107 19 May 1964 9 minutes, 1 second
X-15 Flight #111 8 July 1964 9 minutes, 56 seconds
X-15 Flight #112 29 July 1964 7 minutes,49  seconds
X-15 Flight #117 28 September 1964 9 minutes, 34 seconds
X-15 Flight #123 10 December 1964 9 minutes, 45 seconds
X-15 Flight #126 2 February 1965 9 minutes, 58 seconds
X-15 Flight #130 23 April 1965 7 minutes, 42 seconds
X-15 Flight #134 28 May 1965 9 minutes, 37 seconds
X-15 Flight #135 16 June 1965 9 minutes, 46 seconds

Flying the X-15 a total of 16 times, only 3 flights took him high enough to qualify for astronaut wings under USAF rules, but did not earn FAI astronaut wings until STS-2.

Engle also flew three times as commander aboard the shuttle Enterprise during the Approach and Landings tests

 


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