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Established 1982
Incorporation 2003
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Allen, Joe
NASA Scientist Astronaut
August 1967 (Group 6)

Scientist astronaut Joe Allen participated as Mission Specialist in two of the earliest high profile Shuttle missions. In November 1982 he was aboard Columbia, on the fifth shuttle mission and the first operational flight of the series. Exactly two years later he was a crew member on STS 51-A, the fourteenth shuttle mission during which he participated in the first space salvage operation recovering two errant satellites for return to Earth.
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