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Joe H. Engle - Shuttle Commander

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$195.00

 Product Description

Dimensions: 18" x 16.5"
Signature: Joe H. Engle

Plane Type: X-15, & Space Shuttle


Joe H. Engle - Maj Gen, USAF, Ret., is an American pilot who served in the United States Air Force, test pilot for the North American X-15 program, aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. As of 2016, he is the only surviving X-15 pilot.

Engle test-flew the joint NASA-Air Force X-15 rocket airplane. During the course of testing, Engle earned his USAF Astronaut Wings, a Distinguished Flying Cross and other awards. Engle was selected by NASA in 1966 for the Apollo program, and was originally scheduled to land on the Moon as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 17, but was bumped when later flights were cancelled, so that geologist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt could fly.

He subsequently became one of the first astronauts in the Space Shuttle program, having flight tested the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1977. Together with pilot Richard Truly he flew as Commander on the second flight of the Space Shuttle, STS-2 in 1981. He was also mission commander on STS-51-I and logged over 225 hours in space.

Engle has flown over 185 different types of aircraft (25 different fighters) during his career: logging more than 15,400 hours flight time; 9,000 in jet aircraft, and is the only human being to have flown two different types of winged vehicles in space, the X-15 and the Space Shuttle. He is the only astronaut to have manually flown the Shuttle through reentry and landing.



About our Framing:
This Aviation Collectible is exquisitely Custom Framed with double mattes and comes in a 1 ½” Matte Black Frame. We've opened up the matte on the bottom to showcase the authentic pencil signature of the pilot's who flew this aircraft. All of our Aviation Collectibles come with a Certificate of Authenticity to ensure that the signatures are real and your purchase will be collectible for years to come.

Copyright Information: This item is sold as a collectible from one collector to another with no rights given or implied. We use a wide variety of sources for our items and never knowingly list infringing items. It is our belief that the item is in the public domain and does not infringe on copyright.  If you do believe that this item is in violation of your owned copyright, and you are indeed the OWNER of the copyright, we ask that you please contact us through our contact information and we will remove it and refrain from future listings of this item. Thank you!

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