Sunday, April 6, 2008

Meet Retired Astronaut Vance Brand!

Can you imagine a better way to celebrate reading "Rocket Boys" than by having a program featuring an actual astronaut? We sure couldn't, so the Burbank Public Library proudly presents "The Right Stuff" a visit with retired astronaut Vance Brand!

Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 PM
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
  • Before Vance Brand became an astronaut in 1966, he was a pilot for the Marines and Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
  • Brand was part of the first internation mission, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975). Soviet and American astronauts met in space after an Apollo craft docked with a Soyuz craft.
  • He was the commander of the first operational flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia (1982). In 1984, Brand commanded Mission 41-B on the Space Shuttle Challenger in which two satellites were deployed.
  • Brand's last flight into space occurred in 1990 again on the Columbia. During this mission, the crew operated several telescopes for deep-space research.
Please see the following links for additional biographical information about our guest speaker

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