Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Allen

Joseph Percival IV "Joe"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  27.06.1937
Birthplace:  Crawfordsville / Indiana
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  04.08.1967
Selection group:  NASA-6
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1985

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-5  MSP  11.11. - 16.11.1982 5d 02h 14m 
2  STS-51A  MSP  08.11. - 16.11.1984 7d 23h 44m 
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Total  13d 01h 58m 
         

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in math-physics from DePauw University, 1959; master of science and Ph.D. in physics from Yale University 1961 and 1965, respectively; recreational interests: handball, squash, flying, sailing, skiing, music, photography; he retired from NASA on 01.07.1985 to become president of the Industrial Space Facility; 1995 - 2004 president of Calspan SRL Corp. Inc., Washington D.C:.

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