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Allen Haggard

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Mr. Haggard is a Mission Manager for the Balloon Program, responsible for the implementation of documentation for flight campaigns and mission management, interfacing in addition with the launch operations of Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility.  Mr. Haggard joined the Balloon Program in July 2011, participating not only in balloon operations but also more recently in the balloon technology research and development laboratory.

Prior to commencing balloon activities, Mr Haggard worked in petroleum exploration and then many years in the manned space program at Johnson Space Center.  Software engineering for shuttle flight simulators, mission planning, and flight control in the payloads area all played a role in shaping the experience.  Mr Haggard also spent over five years living and working in Cologne/Bonn, Germany in the same types of endeavors, with experience in German astronaut training as well.

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