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Vance D. Brand

Vance D. Brand

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 05/09/1931
  • First Flight: 07/15/1975
  • Last Flight: 12/02/1990


Vance D. Brand, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Vance DeVoe Brand is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975, and as Commander of three Space Shuttle missions.

His flight experience includes 9,669 flying hours, which includes 8,089 hours in jets, 391 hours in helicopters, 746 hours in spacecraft, and checkout in more than 30 types of military aircraft. Vance Brand Airport in Longmont, Colorado, is named in his honor.

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