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NASA Transfers Enterprise Title to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City
2011-12-12 08:04:50

NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during a ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the museum in New York City. The transfer is the first step toward Intrepid receiving Enterprise in the spring of 2012. "NASA is proud to transfer the title of space shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum," said NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden. "The U.S.S. Intrepid had a rich history with NASA's mission, and...

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2009-09-16 11:03:46

Fifty years ago in 1959, test pilot Scott Crossfield threw the switch to ignite the twin XLR-11 engines of his North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane and begin the storied test program's first powered flight. It was a real kick in the pants. "The drop from the B-52 carrier aircraft was pretty abrupt, and then when you lit that rocket a second or two later you definitely felt it," said Joe Engle, another X-15 test pilot and member of the same exclusive fraternity of flyboys that included...

2008-08-24 12:00:12

Aug. 25, 1863: In response to William Quantrill's confederate burning and killing spree in Lawrence, the equally infamous Order No. 11 is issued by Union Gen. Thomas Ewing. It calls for the expulsion of thousands of non-Unionist Missourians living near the Kansas border and the burning of their lands. Residents living within a mile of the any town in Bates, Cass, Jackson and Vernon counties of Missouri are spared. Aug. 26, 1932: Future astronaut Joe Engle is born in Chapman. He joined NASA...


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Joe Engle
2012-08-17 14:21:38

Joe Engle is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Joe Henry Engle on August 26, 1932 in Chapman, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. There he also received his commission in the Air Force through the Reserve Officers Training Program. In 1957, Engle entered flying school and flew the F-100 Super Sabre with the 474th Fighter Day Squadron and the 309th Tactical...

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