Brand, Vance Devoe

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Brand, Vance Devoe

 

Born May 9, 1931, in Longmont, Colo. US pilot and astronaut.

Brand graduated from the University of Colorado in 1953 with a B.S. in business and served in the US Marine Corps. Between 1960 and 1966 he was employed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as a flight test engineer and, after completing test pilot training in 1963, as an engineering test pilot. He was named an astronaut in 1966. Brand was a crew member with T. Stafford and D. Slayton aboard the Apollo spacecraft that flew from July 15 to July 25, 1975, in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The Apollo craft’s flight lasted nine days 1 hr 28 min.

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