Vance D. Brand Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Vance D. Brand (Vance DeVoe Brand)

Last Updated: 08 May, 2023 | Views: 474

Age: 93

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Engineer, Naval Aviator, Test pilot

Famous For: American astronaut and test pilot

Higher Education: University of California (BS, MS)

Vance D. Brand Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 May, 1931 (93 Years 02 Months 5 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Vance D. Brand Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Vance D. Brand, a well-known American astronaut, was born in Colorado. Vance is a retired NASA astronaut who flew on several space missions, including the Skylab 3 and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project missions. Vance also served as the commander of the STS-41-B and STS-35 missions.

Vance D. Brand's Professional Career:

Vance received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Colorado in 1953 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1960.

Vance joined the United States Air Force in 1953 and served as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. After his service in the Air Force, Brand worked for Lockheed Corporation as a test pilot and later as a program manager.

Vance has logged over 1,400 hours in space and has been awarded numerous honors for his service, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. He retired from NASA in 1992 and currently resides in California.

Brand's next spaceflight was as the commander of the STS-41-B mission in 1984, which deployed the first set of satellites for the Strategic Defense Initiative. He also served as the commander of the STS-35 mission in 1990, the first mission to use the ASTRO observatory to study astronomical objects' ultraviolet and X-ray spectra.

Vance D. Brand Achievements and Awards:
Vance was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1966 and flew on his first space mission, Skylab 3, in 1973.
Brand served as the command module pilot on this mission and spent 59 days in space. In 1975, he flew on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first joint U.S.-Soviet space mission.

Vance D. Brand Unknown Facts: 
Vance was the backup docking module pilot for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Vance D. Brand Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 158 lbs

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Hair Color

Vance D. Brand Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Rudolph William Brand

Mother's Name
Donna Mae Brand

Beverly Ann Whitnel

Patrick Richard, Kevin Stephen, Erik Ryan, Dane Vance

Susan Nancy, Stephanie Brand Lowery

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