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Astronauts Steven A.  Hawley (left) and Gregory J. Harbaugh

Astronauts Steven A. Hawley (left) and Gregory J. Harbaugh
Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date: October 30, 1996
Astronauts Steven A. Hawley (left) and Gregory J. Harbaugh participate in a training session in Johnson Space Center integration facility.


Joe Henry Engle

Joe Henry Engle
Date: Between 1981 and 1985
A portrait of astronaut Joe Henry Engle, of Chapman, Kansas, who commanded the second Space Shuttle "Columbia" mission in 1981 and a Space Shuttle "Discovery" mission in 1985. Born August 26, 1932 in Dickinson County, Kansas, Engle graduated from the University of Kansas in 1956.


Kansas state flag

Kansas state flag
Date: 1984
A small Kansas state flag carried on the first mission of Space Shuttle Discovery by Steven Hawley. Hawley was born in 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas, but grew up in Salina. After graduating from Salina High School, Hawley attended the University of Kansas where he graduated with honors in 1973 with degrees in physics and astronomy. He received a doctor of philosophy in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California in 1977. Dr. Hawley was selected to join NASA's astronaut program in 1978 and flew on five missions.


Ron Evans

Ron Evans
Date: Between 1971 and 1972
A portrait of astronaut Ron Evans, 1933-1990, who commanded the pilot ship during the flight of Apollo 17 to the moon in December 1972. Born in St. Francis, Kansas, Evans graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1956, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1964.


Steven A.  Hawley

Steven A. Hawley
Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date: April 29, 1990
A photograph of Steven A. Hawley (far left) with astronauts (left to right) Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Kathryn D. Sullivan, Loren J. Shriver, and Bruce McCandless, II, posed near the Space Shuttle Discovery following a smooth landing at Edwards Air Force Base. The mission included launching the Hubble Space Telescope. Hawley was born in 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas, but grew up in Salina. After graduating from Salina High School, Hawley attended the University of Kansas where he graduated with honors in 1973 with degrees in physics and astronomy. He received a doctor of philosophy in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California in 1977. Dr. Hawley was selected to join NASA's astronaut program in 1978.


United States astronauts, Frankfort, Kansas

United States astronauts, Frankfort, Kansas
Date: November 20, 1967
This black and white photograph shows a group of U.S. Astronauts. Pictured from left to right: Stuart Rossa, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin in striped shirt, Captain James Lovell in plaid shirt and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton. The men are speaking with flying farmer Lyle Jones of Frankfort, Kansas, at the Dan Horigan home north of Frankfort.


United States astronauts, Frankfort, Kansas

United States astronauts, Frankfort, Kansas
Date: November 20, 1967
This black and white photograph shows a group of U. S. astronauts at Dan Horigan's home north of Frankfort, Kansas. The astronauts came to Kansas to hunt on the Horigan farm. Back row (left to right): Neil Armstrong, Stuart Rossa, William Anders, James Lovell and Donald K "Deke" Slayton. Front row (left to right): Kansas native Ron Evans, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Gordon Cooper, and Charles Duke.


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