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

She is portrayed by actress Rebecca Riggs.


1LT Vansen is a Marine and the mother of CPT Shane Vansen. During the Silicate War when Silicates attacked the family home in U.S. Navy Housing in San Diego, California, she got Shane and her sisters Lauren and Kim into their attic crawl space to hide from their attackers. She admonished Shane to keep herself and her sisters quiet in the attic. She was killed, along with her husband, by the Silicates while the children were hiding.[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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