Commander Vance Brand and Pilot Robert Gibson guide Challenger to the first-ever landing of a returning spaceship at Kennedy space Center.
Color Photo by NASA
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Space Flight: STS-41-B
Vance Brand commanded Challenger with a crew of five on the tenth flight of the Space Shuttle, STS-41-B. The launch was on February 3, 1984. His crew included Commander Robert L. Gibson, pilot, and 3 mission specialists, Captain Bruce McCandless II, Dr. Ronald McNair, and Lt. Col. Robert L. Stewart.