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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Manufacturer: The Dehner Company

Astronaut: Joe H. Engle

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Clothing: 30.5 x 10.2 x 27.9cm (12 x 4 x 11 in.)
Men's size 8 1/2 E

Materials: Black scotch grain leather, synthetic soles, metal buckles

Astronaut Joe Engle wore these flight boots aboard Enterprise during the Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests in 1977. Paired with pilot Richard Truly, Engle commanded three of the eight piloted test flights, including two of the five free-flight descents to landing. He later commanded two orbital flights aboard Columbia (STS-2, 1981) and Discovery (STS 51-I, 1985). Engle donated his flight suit, jacket, helmet, gloves, and boots to the Museum when Enterprise went on display in 2004.

Gift of Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle

Inventory number: A20040272000

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