Portrait of Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen is an American astronaut who was born on June 27, 1937 in Indiana.
Before he became an astronaut, Allen was a physicist who taught at the
University of Washington.
Allen became an astronaut in 1967. He has spent 314 hours in space during two
missions. He has made two spacewalks. In 1982, Allen flew on the STS-5 shuttle
mission. In 1984, Allen helped retrieve two broken satellites.
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