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Joe Engle
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Astronaut
    (August 26, 1932- )
    Piloted the X-15 rocket airplane (1963-1966)
    Selected to NASA's fifth intake of astronauts (1966)
    Commanded one of the crews conducting test landings on the Space Shuttle Enterprise (June 1977-October 1977)
    Commanded STS-2 (November 12, 1981-November 14, 1981)
    Commanded STS-51-l (August 27, 1985-September 3, 1985)
    Deputy Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight at NASA (March 1982-December 1982)
    He chose a dangerous career despite having a wife and children.
    He bet Alan Shepard a bottle of scotch that he would not make it to the top of the crater his lunar module landed in due to the weight of their equipment and the rough Lunar surface (He won the bet).
    He is a big game hunter.
    He was removed from the Apollo 17 Moon walk so that NASA could send a geologist in his place.
    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering.
    He held an astronaut status prior to his selection by NASA due to the fact he had flown an X-15 rocket airplane at altitudes exceeding 50 miles.
    He partook in the NASA investigation into the Challenger Disaster.
    He served his country as a Colonel in the Air Force and a Brigadier General in the Kansas Air National Guard.

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