Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: 2 Crews
Description: The two prime crews of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) sit atop ASTP mock-ups at JSC to symbolize their historic docking in Earth orbit mission schedules for summer of 1975. They are, left to right, Astronaut Donald K. Slayton, docking module pilot of the American crew; Astronaut Vance D. Brand, command module pilot of the American Crew; Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, commander of the American crew; Cosmonaut Valeriy N. Kubasov, engineer of the Soviet crew; and Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov, commander of the Soviet crew.
Apollo Spacecraft as Seen from Soyuz Spacecraft
The American Apollo spacecraft as seen in earth orbit from the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft during the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project mission. The Command/Service Module and Docking Module are contrasted against a black-sky background. Light reflected in the camera streaks the image. Note the docking mechanism and docking target on the Docking Module. On the left the bell-shaped engine nozzle of the service propulsion system protrudes from the rear of the Service Module.
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
An artist's concept illustrating an Apollo-type spacecraft (on left) about to dock with a Soviet Soyuz-type spacecraft.
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Painting
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project symbolic painting by Bert Winthrop of Rockwell.
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Spacesuit
This spacesuit was worn by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during the historic Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, a joint space mission between the U.S. and Soviet Union in 1975. It was one of two spacesuits up for auction in the Bonhams Space History Sale in New York City on May 5, 2011.
President Gerald Ford Calls ASTP Crew
President Gerald R. Ford watches ASTP crewmen Thomas P. Stafford, Donald K. Slayton and Valeriy N. Kubasov on television as he talks to them via radio-telephone while they orbited the Earth on July 18, 1975.
Apollo Splashdown: ASTP
The ASTP Apollo Command Module, with Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. Slayton aboard, nears a touchdown in the Central Pacific Ocean to conclude the historic joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project docking in Earth orbit mission. The spacecraft splashed down in the Hawaiian Islands area at 4:18 p.m., July 24, 1975.