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Mike Isbell
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posted 08-26-2012 02:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Joe Engle celebrates his 80th birthday today. Gen. Engle first flew into space in 1965 piloting the X-15 aircraft. He was then selected as an astronaut in 1966 and commanded shuttle flights STS-2 in 1981 and STS-51-I in 1985.

Happy birthday Gen. Engle may you have many more!

ilbasso
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posted 08-26-2012 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best damn pilot of hypersonic falling bricks you ever saw!

As someone who was willing to take bad assignments (e.g., 2TV-1) and suffer disappointments (losing his slot on Apollo 17) to do whatever was needed for The Program, he was and continues to be a very Classy Guy.

randy
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posted 08-26-2012 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday, Gen. Engle.

Kite
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posted 08-26-2012 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very happy 8oth birthday to Gen. Joe Engle and wishing you many more. Another dignified astronaut.

Lunar Module 5
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posted 08-26-2012 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar Module 5   Click Here to Email Lunar Module 5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday Gen. Engle.

You made a 16 year old space nut very happy in 1982 when you sent me a signed photo after your STS-2 mission.

A 30 years on belated thank you. The photo still takes pride of place in my collection.

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 08-26-2012 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday Sir, you have a lot of admirers out here. Thanks for the history!!

Aztecdoug
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posted 08-27-2012 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Belated Birthday Gen. Engle. My favorite astronaut of the bunch. I truly respect his character. I wish I was more like him.

PowerCat
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posted 08-29-2012 05:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to the General on his 80th birthday. Living only 30 miles from Gen. Engle's hometown of Chapman, KS, I have had the pleasure of meeting him on two occasions at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. He is a great individual and a great hero, not only for the State of Kansas, but also as an American. While I wish he would haved gotten to walk on the moon on Apollo 17, I have never heard him complain of his bump from that crew. It was fun the last time I saw him with Harrison Schmitt in Hutchinson and how they had fun joking back and forth about that mission.

Thanks Gen. Engle for al you do for the space program. I love his white scarf story...

leslie
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posted 08-29-2012 06:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for leslie   Click Here to Email leslie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Engle is just the nicest and most polite astronaut I ever met!.He is a true gentleman... happy birthday indeed!

onesmallstep
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posted 08-26-2015 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very Happy Birthday to Maj. Gen. Joe Engle USAF, test pilot, X-15 and Space Shuttle astronaut, who turns 83 today. He is the last surviving X-15 pilot, during which he earned Air Force astronaut wings.

He later commanded two free flights aboard Enterprise during the shuttle Approach and Landing Test program, and went into space as commander of STS-2/Columbia and STS-51I/Discovery.

Aztecdoug
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posted 08-26-2015 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy birthday Gen Engle!

astro-nut
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posted 08-26-2015 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday General Engle! A true American Hero!!

mach3valkyrie
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posted 08-26-2015 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday to General Joe Engle. I had the chance to meet him when he came to Albany in 1985. A real nice guy.

lspooz
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posted 08-26-2015 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best Birthday Wishes to a great astronaut, and a great example of a dedicated worker and veteran!

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