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News Archive / Tagged: Apollo Soyuz Test Project

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: ASTP and the extended hand

    Jason RhianJuly 24th, 2015

    All journeys begin with a single step. In terms of the United States’ international efforts in space, that first step actually started with two launches conducted this week in spaceflight history. The first part of the mission lifted off atop the venerable Russian Soyuz-U booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The second part of the crew roared […]

  • SpaceFlight Interview: Gen. Thomas P. Stafford talks past and future of NASA

    Jason RhianNovember 11th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — General Thomas P. Stafford (Ret.) is as sharp today as he was in the 1960s and 70s when he rode Titan and Saturn boosters to low-Earth and lunar orbit. When one sits down with him – one had better have their facts straight – and get ready for an amazing experience.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: The first international space partnership

    Heather SmithJuly 15th, 2014

    On July 15, 1975, The first international space partnership, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, took place between the United Soviet Socialist Republic and the United States. This first international spaceflight effort took place when an Apollo and a Soyuz spacecraft docked in low-Earth-orbit for a nine-day mission that brought the two former rivals together as one.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: First Manned Spaceflight

    NASAApril 12th, 2014

    On this day in 1961, a Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first person in space. Gagarin made a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. The date of April 12 was already a huge day in terms of space history because of this. Some twenty years later, this date would be underlined in terms of […]