Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Vance DeVoe


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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.05.1931
Birthplace:  Longmont, Colorado
Marital status:  married
Children:  six
Selection date:  04.04.1966
Selection group:  NASA-5
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.04.1992


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  ASTP  PLT  15.07. - 24.07.1975 9d 01h 28m 
2  STS-5 Columbia  CDR  11.11. - 16.11.1982 5d 02h 14m 
3  STS-41B Challenger  CDR  03.02. - 11.02.1984 7d 23h 15m 
4  STS-35 Columbia  CDR  02.12. - 10.12.1990 8d 23h 05m 
Total  31d 02h 02m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Apollo 15  CMP
2  Skylab 3  CDR
3  Skylab 4  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from University of Colorado, 1960; master of science in business administration from the University of California, 1964; one honorary doctorate degree; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 3; hobbies: Running, to stay in condition, hiking, skiing, camping; he left NASA in April 1992 to work in the X-30 program on Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio; until January 2008 he was Deputy Director for Aerospace Projects at Dryden Flight Research Center; now retired.


Last update on August 24, 2018.