Andrew Michael Allen* August 4, 1955 , Philadelphia , PA , USA ) - American military pilot , test pilot and astronaut . He made three flights into space on the Space Shuttle ships with a total duration of 37 days 16 hours 15 minutes 7 seconds. Total flight time on more than 30 types of aircraft for more than 6000 hours. Retired Colonel US Marine Corps . Friendly nickname Andy .
|Andrew Michael Allen|
|Andrew Michael Allen|
|Military rank||US Marine Corps Lt. Col.|
|Expeditions||STS-46 , STS-62 , STS-75|
|Date of Birth||August 4, 1955 ( 64)|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia , PA , USA|
- 1973 - Graduated from Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in Worminster , PA .
- 1977 - Graduated from Villanova University in the city of Radnor , a northwestern suburb of Philadelphia, receiving a bachelor of science degree in mechanics.
- 2004 - graduated from the University of Florida and received a master 's degree in business administration  .
- 1977 - at the university he was called up for active service in the United States Marine Corps and sent to the flight school. Certified for flights on the F-4 Phantom II fighter.
- Since 1980 , he served as a technical support officer in the 312nd fighter-assault squadron at the Beaufort Marine Corps in South Carolina .
- From 1983 to 1986 - at the initiative of the US Marine Corps Headquarters, he was selected for the F / A-18 Hornet fighter deployment program, served as deputy commander of the 531st fighter-assault squadron at the El Toro Marine Corps El Toro ) in the state of California . In 1985 he graduated from the Marine Corps Instructor and Arms Instructor Courses and the Fighter Arms School.
- 1987 - Graduated from the US Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland, and is assigned to test work.
- 1997 - retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel of the US Marine Corps.
- August 1987 - enrolled in the NASA astronaut squad as a pilot. He completed a full course of general space training.
- August 1988 - qualified as a shuttle pilot, assigned to NASA's Astronauts Department. While working in the detachment, he held various positions:
- Research Engineer at the Shuttle Electronic Equipment Integration Laboratory;
- technical assistant to the leader of the operations of the flight crews;
- Head of astronaut support during training and preparation;
- special representative from the Space Center. Johnson in Houston ;
- Space Station Needs Support Division, NASA Headquarters.
From July 31 to August 8, 1992 he made his first space flight as a pilot in the crew of the Atlantis STS-46 mission. He became the 279th man and 176th American in space.
The flight duration was 7 days 23 hours 16 minutes 06 seconds.
From March 4 to March 18, 1994 he made the second space flight as a shuttle pilot in the crew of the Columbia mission STS-62 .
The flight duration was 13 days 23 hours 17 minutes 35 seconds.
From February 22 to March 9, 1996 he made the third space flight as a shuttle commander in the crew of Mission Columbia STS-75 .
The flight duration was 15 days 17 hours 41 minutes 26 seconds.
Further professional activities
- October 1977 - left the astronaut squad and from NASA.
- 1997 - President, First Foundation.
- 2001 - work in the Space Center. Kennedy is the program manager for transporting shuttles from the place of landing (in the United States or abroad) to the place of launch.
- US Department of Defense Medal For Excellent Service
- Medal "Legion of Honor"
- Aviation Cross "For Outstanding Merit"
- Ministry of Defense Medal of Honor
- Medal "For Air Operations" (for completing a solo mission)
- NASA Medal of Excellence
- NASA Medal For Outstanding Leadership
- NASA's Four Space Flight Medals
Married, four children. Hobbies: woodcarving, racquetball, weightlifting and cycling.