Indiana Astronauts Visit Wabash  

Joe Allen and Janice Voss were guests of the Experience Indiana Speakers Program, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. Allen and Voss are among dozens of astronauts from Indiana; fully 10 percent of all NASA astronauts were either born or educated in Indiana. It's a fun fraternity, too. Allen recognized Wabash alum and long-time campus doctor Keith Baird ’56 several times on Thursday. Baird was the flight surgeon for three Apollo space missions, including Apollo 13, and was Allen's family doctor when he began at NASA. "Janice and I may be footnotes in the history of the space program," Allen said. "Keith Baird was one of the pioneers in those early Apollo flights."

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