2 Persons on Mission STS-2

Joe Engle
aviator, space, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Henry Engle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. X-15 flights 138, 143, and 153. ALT (Approach and Landing Tests.)

Space Missions:

STS-2
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-51-I
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 27, 1985

Duration: 7d 2h.
X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

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Richard Truly
space

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Harrison Truly
Also Known As:
Richard H. Truly
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 19 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first astronaut to head NASA. Missions ALT (Approach and Landing Tests.)

Space Missions:

STS-2
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

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