1LT Vansen is a character appearing in Season 1 of Space: Above and Beyond and the various tie-in books and comic books.

He is portrayed by actor Colin Handley.


1LT Vansen is a Marine and the father of CPT Shane Vansen. During the Silicate War, when Silicates attacked the family home in U.S. Navy Housing in San Diego, California, he was killed along with his wife, by the Silicates while their children, Shane, Kim, and Lauren were hiding in the attic.[1]


Space: Above and Beyond - Television Series
Pilot (appears) The Dark Side of the Sun (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Books
Space: Above and Beyond (novel) (appears) The Aliens Approach (appears) Dark Side of the Sun (novel) (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Comic Books
Space: Above and Beyond (graphic novel) (appears) Space: Above and Beyond 1 (appears)


  1. Pilot

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