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irish guy
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From: Kerry Ireland
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posted 06-27-2012 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday to my favourite astronaut. In my opinion one of the greatest minds in the Astronaut Office in his days there. A true gentleman and one of America's Finest. Happy Birthday Dr. Allen.

At the 2007 Astronaut Hall of Fame Dr. Allen joined us for a little while, a moment neither of us will ever forget:

onesmallstep
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posted 06-27-2012 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had the honor of meeting him at the member's preview the day after Discovery's handover/'roll-in' ceremony at the NASM Udvar-Hazy center in VA this past April. A nicer person you could not meet; signed all the items presented to him and a gracious 'host' to be with..

Dave Shayler
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posted 06-27-2012 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Shayler   Click Here to Email Dave Shayler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy solar orbit Joe. I have enjoyed many a happy hour with Joe in Houston between the years 1988 and 1994, and then for a week in the UK in June 1994 promoting my childrens book Exploring Space for which Joe provided a Foreword. He also helped on the Scientist Astronaut book with Colin Burgess and was always helpful in any queries regarding his flights and EVA. He really is a nice person and a great astronaut.

thump
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posted 06-27-2012 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Allen was at tonight's John Glenn lecture at NASM, where the featured speaker, Charles Bolden, pointed him out in the audience and told everybody it was his 75th birthday. While happy birthday was not sung in the lecture, NASA's Administrator did say that at the pre-lecture meet and greet (that is not open to the general public) happy birthday was sung to him...

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