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Joseph, Daryl James
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American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985.

Status: Inactive; Active 1979-1985. Born: 1949-12-17. Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bachelor of science from the USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, 1971. Master of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Purdue University, February 1972. Masters in business administration from UCLA, September 1978. Shuttle Flight Director at Satellite Control Facility (Onizuka AFB). Later worked as a Program Director for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems. Retired as Colonel, USAF, in August 1997. Lived in San Jose, California.





  • Commanded the Air Force's only space test and evaluation center. Planned and organized on-orbit development test and evaluation operations of the Milstar satellite and over 30 R&D space programs of the highest national priority.

  • Launch and Space Vehicle Test Division Flight/Mission Director performing on-orbit operation of the Air Force's Inertial Upper Stage (IUS). Provided real time command and control for a variety of U.S. space launch vehicles, including the Space Shuttle, Titan IV, Atlas, Pegasus, Delta, Minuteman, Peacekeeper and small ballistic missiles. Flew two complex national priority space missions back-to-back within a 48-hour period. Provided successful on-orbit support to the Space Shuttle 48 hours after sustaining damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake.

  • Expert in on-orbit operations from both an astronaut and ground controller perspective. More than 6 years of training in preparation for flight aboard a DOD Space Shuttle Mission. Twelve years of experience developing, installing and operating satellite command and control systems. Led a detailed and massively complex effort to prove to NASA (post-Challenger accident) that the Air Force's satellite command and control system (CCS) was safe and reliable when used for commanding DOD payloads flown on the Space Shuttle. The analysis was used by NASA as the basis for establishing new requirements for other command and control systems.


  • Most recently, the Lockheed Martin Program Manager for the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) CONUS Gateway. Was the San Jose Management Lead for the Optical Relay Communications System (ORCA) and Transformational Satellite (TSAT) programs. Previously, the Lockheed Martin Program Manager for the $250M Range and Communications Development Contract (RCDC) upgrading the communications capability of the USAF Satellite Control Network. Management responsibility for the successful development, installation and turnover of the AFSCN Operational Switch Replacement (OSR) system. The RCDC program received 10 Dark Blue of 12 possible in its final CPAR and a 97% Final Award Fee. Directly responsible for the high-visibility Quick Reaction Demonstrator (QRD) Program which paved the way for use of COTS/CaNDI within the AFSCN. Conceived of and led the Staggered Quadrature Phased Shift Keying (SQPSK) rapid-prototype project which solved many key technical interface problems facing the SBIRS program. Served as the Western Area Manager for the Strategic Airport Security Rollout (SASR) program while simultaneously leading the highly successful RCDC program. Responsible for the passenger screening assessment, design, and installation of the new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) passenger screening system at 93 major U.S. Airports.

  • In six years at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, selected as the "Go to Guy" whenever a major technical challenge faced the Space Support Systems (SSS) Line of Business. Led the "high performance" team that recovered debris and performed a "Failure Modes and Effects" (FMEA) analysis at Thule Tracking Station when a 60-foot radome was destroyed during construction. Returned within 3 weeks with a redesigned radome and successfully completed the installation and turnover of the system. Met every commitment in terms of dollars and schedule. Selected to lead the Archival Recording System (ARS) team in an effort to recover the program schedule. Within 30 days put the program back on track and met all ensuing customer commitments for the project.

  • As an Air Force Colonel, planned and implemented the move of Sunnyvale's Consolidated Space Test Center R & D satellite operations and 200 personnel to Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. Developed an entirely new concept of satellite command and control (currently used in CERES and RSC) and did it while the organization was undergoing severe manpower and budget cuts. The move was completed ahead of schedule.


  • Served on Lockheed Martin Red, Pink, and Black teams performing critical proposal evaluations during major contract pre-source selection activities

  • Lead evaluator on numerous source selections as well as author of numerous critical Request for Proposal documents

  • Leadership positions in aircraft and spacecraft Program Offices over a 30 year Air Force career. Managed subsystem and system-level testing and acquisition, systems engineering, test, launch, and on-orbit checkout of numerous satellite systems. Managed the launch and early orbit (LEO) operations for numerous NRO and DoD satellites.


  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Aeronautical Engineering United States Air Force Academy
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University


  • Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Star Performer" Award (2001)
  • Certified Lockheed Martin Program Manager (2000)
  • Lt. General Kenneth W. Schultz Award for Space and Missile Systems Center's Best Program Manager (1992)
  • NASA "Manned Spaceflight Awareness" Honoree Award (1992)
  • Consolidated Space Test Center nominee for American Defense Preparedness Association Tester of the Year (1991)
  • Selected as Space Shuttle Payload Specialist (crewmember) for classified DOD mission (1985)
  • Listed in "Who's Who in Space: the First 25 Years"
  • Air Force Nominee to NASA as Astronaut Candidate (1985)


Selected: August 1979. Departed: August 1985. Departed Date: 1985-08-01. Education: USAFA;Purdue;UCLA.

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Family: DoD Group 1 - 1979, Military Spaceflight Engineer Astronaut. Country: USA. Flights: STS-41-H, STS-61-N. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 4452.

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  • Birth of Daryl James Joseph - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Joseph. American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985..

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  • DoD Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Casserino, Detroye, Hamel, Higbee, Joseph, Lydon, Payton, Rij, Sefchek, Sundberg, Vidrine, Watterson, Wright, Keith.

    The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF, Navy, or Army officers with bachelor's degree in science or engineering; four years experience in flying or space-related activities. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 13 were selected from 222 candidates. The existence of the group was secret until 1985.

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