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White, Robert M.

White, Robert M.

Robert M. White was the world’s first pilot to fly a winged aircraft into space.  Pursuing a typical boyhood interest in aviation, White enlisted in the Army in 1942, at the age of 18, intent on becoming a pilot.  Following advanced flying training, the Army Air...

Engle, Joe H.

Captain Joe H. Engle was first selected by Air Command and Staff College’s Gathering of Eagles in 1983 and subsequently honored in 1987, 1989, 1995, 1997, and 2001, respectively. Engle became America’s youngest astronaut on 29 June 1965, at age 32, after...