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Capt. Gary Dahlke A.

Tour Guide , Captain

Civil Air Patrol

Direct Phone: (321) ***-****       

Civil Air Patrol

105 South Hansell Street Maxwell

Afb, Alabama 36112

United States

Company Description

CAP, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with almost 60,000 members nationwide. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Aeronautical Scientist
NASA

Aeronautical Scientist
NASA

Position, Program
SRB

Affiliations

Life Member
Air Force Association

Member
Kennedy

Education



Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor of Science degree

Masters of Aeronautical Science degree

Web References (34 Total References)


AFSPC-FC (FL) - Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary

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COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Cadets began their first day at AFSPC-FC in earnest, with classes taught by CAP Capt. Gary Dahlke, who is currently employed at the Kennedy Space Centerwhere he performs orbiter thermal protection systems engineering for the space shuttle. and USAF 1st Lt.

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Then it was over to the Astronaut Hall of Fame, where CAP Capt. Gary Dahlke showed cadets some of the impressive collection.


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AFSPC-FC (FL) - Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary

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Capt. Gary Dahlke, CAP

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AFSPC-FC (FL) - Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary

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Capt. Gary A. Dahlke serves as Aerospace Education Officer for Group 4, and Deputy Director of AE for Florida Wing. Capt. Dahlke joined Civil Air Patrol in October 2002, primarily as a result of having been asked to give a guest presentation to CAP cadets at Patrick AFB as part of the Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course. The experience left such an impression on him that he was motivated to join CAP.

Capt. Dahlke is an Air Force veteran, having served nearly eight years on active duty in the fields of Ballistic Missile Maintenance and Command and Control. He also has over four years of active participation in the Air Force Reserve.
Capt. Dahlke's entire civilian career has been spent in the aerospace industry. Upon receiving his bachelor's degree, he was hired by Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) Astronautics Group of Denver, Colorado to perform payload integration activities for the Titan IV launch vehicle. In 1992 he relocated to Brevard County, Florida and has worked on the Space Shuttle program ever since. His past assignments have included Solid Rocket Booster Refurbishment Engineering and Flight Crew Training. His current assignment is Spacecraft Systems Engineer on Orbiter Vehicle 105 (Endeavour).
He is an amateur astronomer, having completed 11 undergraduate credits hours of general astronomy and is a member of the Kennedy Space Center Amateur Astronomers. Capt. Dahlke also builds and flies large scale rockets in his spare time.


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As the briefing ended, the doors opened, and the audience slowly made its way out of the viewing area, Capt. Dahlke and 1 st Lt Stoddard heard Cadet Davis exclaim, "Wow" as she looked up and saw the massive Saturn V that took six Apollo missions to the moon and back.

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After the briefing, CAP Capt. Gary Dahlke conducted a roundtable discussion answering questions about the Space Shuttle program and clarifying the previous day's activities. After lunch, the cadets visited the Space X launch pad and hangar, though they were not able to see the Falcon 9 launch vehicle because it was at another location.
The highlight of the day came when the cadets visited the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Complex 41, viewing the Atlas from the bottom up and the top down. This gave a new meaning to the word "enormous" as the rocket stood at its full height. After dinner, Capt. Dahlke presented a briefing on NASA's Commercial Crew Development program that is designed to allow private companies to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Capt. Dahlke wrapped up the evening by explaining the inner workings of a rocket in preparation for Friday's launch. The evening ended with a talk about Capt. Dahlke's Seven Wonders of the Universe. Tomorrow will be viewing space history.
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As an alternative to the "real thing," the cadets viewed a demonstration launch of a high-power model rocket assembled and run by CAP Capt. Gary Dahlke.
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Since KSC had not scheduled any rocket launches during the activity, Capt. Gary Dahlke gave the cadets a demonstration launch of a high-power model rocket he had assembled and run.

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