Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Dale Allan

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  08.11.1948
Birthplace:  Fairmont / Minnesota
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  two
Selection date:  16.01.1978
Selection group:  NASA-8
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.10.1986
Day of death:  19.02.2014
Place of death:  Colorado Springs / Colorado

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-8 Challenger  MS  30.08. - 05.09.1983 6d 01h 08m 
2  STS-51A Discovery  MS  08.11. - 16.11.1984 7d 23h 44m 
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Total  14d 00h 52m 
         

Additional information

Captain US Navy, Ret.; test pilot; bachelor of science in engineering physics from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1970; later with U.S. Space Command, Colorado Springs; then Senior Systems Engineer at TRW Inc., Colorado Springs; hobbies: next manager of Northrup Grumman’s Colorado Springs operations and later he joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, as the Associate Director for Renewable Fuels Science and Technology, retiring in January 2013. Skiing, golf, tennis, jogging, photography, woodworking.

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