3 Persons on Mission Apollo-Soyuz

Deke Slayton
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Kent Slayton
Also Known As:
Donald Slayton
Nickname(s):
Deke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Apollo-Soyuz docking.

Space Missions:

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Tom Stafford
space

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patten Stafford
Also Known As:
Thomas Stafford
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 10 (orbited the moon).

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo-Soyuz
Gemini 6 (1965)
First space rendezvous accomplished with Gemini 7, station-keeping for over five hours at distances from 1 to 300 ft.
Gemini 9A (1966)
Rescheduled from May to rendezvous and dock with an Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) after the original Agena Target Vehicle failed to orbit. The ATDA shroud did not completely separate, making docking impossible. Three different types of rendezvous, two hours of EVA, and 44 orbits were completed.

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Vance Brand
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Vance DeVoe Brand
Also Known As:
Vance D. Brand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. US astronaut on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Apollo 18 crew, cancelled mission.

Space Missions:

Apollo 18
(abandoned) Originally planned to land in Schroter's Valley, a river-like channel.
Apollo-Soyuz
STS-35
Shuttle Columbia, launched December 02, 1990

Duration: 8d 23h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-5
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 11, 1982

Duration: 5d 2h.

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