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Mike Isbell

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From: Silver Spring, Maryland USA
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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!


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From: Greensboro, NC USA
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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.


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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.


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From: Northampton UK
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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.

posted 08-26-2012 04:25 PM           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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From: Louviers, CO USA
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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!!


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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.


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From: Herington, KS, USA
Registered: Feb 2006

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...


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From: Surrey, England
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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!

Leslie Cantwell

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