Who commanded the crew of seven of the Columbia on the 38th flight of the Shuttle on STS-35 in December 1990? – 2017

Who commanded the crew of seven of the Columbia on the 38th flight of the Shuttle on STS-35 in December 1990?

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 Vance DeVoe Brand (born May 9, 1931) 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.

Vance D. Brand
NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Retired
Born May 9, 1931 (age 85)
Longmont, Colorado, U.S.
Other names
Vance DeVoe Brand
Other occupation
Naval aviator, test pilot
Alma mater
University of Colorado (B.S.)
UCLA (M.S.)
Time in space
31d 02h 02m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Missions Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, STS-5, STS-41-B, STS-35
Mission insignia
ASTP patch.png STS-5 mission insignia.png Sts-41-b-patch.png Sts-35-patch.svg
Retirement January 2008
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal
STS-35 was the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Columbia, the 38th shuttle flight, and a mission devoted to astronomical observations with ASTRO-1, a Spacelab observatory consisting of four telescopes. The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 2 December 1990.




Position Astronaut
Commander Vance D. Brand
Fourth spaceflight

Vance Brand was a commissioned officer and naval aviator with the USMC from 1953 to 1957.

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