ALLEN Andrew M. (ALLEN Andrew Michael)( United States Astronaut.)
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Biography ALLEN Andrew M. (ALLEN Andrew Michael)
Born August 4, 1955 in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. In 1973 he graduated from high school 'Arkbishop-Wood' in Vorminster in Pennsylvania and enrolled at the University of Villanova. In 1977 he graduated from University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanics. After university he studied at the flying school where he graduated in 1980. Then, in 1980 - 1983 he served on the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Base in South Carolina, flying the F-4 'Phantom'. In 1983 - 1986 years served on the El Toro air base in California, flying the F/A-18 'Hornet'. In 1985 he graduated from the course instructors at the Marine Corps Weapons and Technology and the Navy Fighter Weapons School U.S.. In 1987 he graduated from the school for test pilots in the U.S. Navy Petyuksent River in Maryland, then served as a test pilot. He has attacked more than 3000 hours. Mastered more than 30 different aircraft types. In 1987 he enlisted in the cosmonaut NASA (1987 With NASA N 12). It has been a full course of general space training and preparing to fly on spacecraft systems 'Space Shuttle'. The first space flight made from 31 July to 8 August 1992 as a pilot of a spaceship 'Atlantis' (STS-46). The flight lasted 7 days 23 hours 15 minutes. Second space flight made from 4 to 18 March 1994 as a pilot of a spaceship 'Columbia' (STS-62). The flight lasted 13 days 23 hours 17 minutes. Third space flight made from February 22 to March 9, 1996 as commander of the ship 'Columbia' (STS-75). The flight lasted 15 days 17 hours 40 minutes. Over 3 flights flown in space 37 days 16 hours 12 minutes. Continues to prepare for new space missions.