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ASTP Fact Sheet 1975

ASTP Fact Sheet 1975

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Published by Bob Andrepont
Large press release on ASTP.
Large press release on ASTP.

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APOLLO
SuYUZ
TEST
PROJECT
USA
-
USSR
RELEASE
NO:
75-9
FACT
SHEET
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TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
ASTPGeneral
............
1
Command
and
Service
Module
.....
*
*....
2
DockingModule
and
DockingSystem
..............
2-3
SoyuzSpacecraft
.......
..~...................
...
3
Launch
Vehicle
.......
*..**
.
*
..
3
Planned
Mission
Summary
.
.....................
9-11
ASTP
Experiments
.....
...............
11-20
U.S.
SpaceVehicle
Configuration..........
22
Crew
Assignments....
............
c
e
22
ASTPFunding
and
BudgetRequest
.........
**23
ASTPMajorCtntractors............
..
.*.*.*.*
*
23-24
AstronautBiographies
.....
.......
.....
26-40
CosmonautBiographies
........
 
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APOLLO
SOYUZ
TESTPROJECTYearsof
combinedeffortand
cooperation
betweentheworld'sleadingspacepowers
will
culminateinmid-1975
with
history's
first
international
manned
space
mission.
A
milestonein
internationalspacecooperationwasachieved
on
May
24,
1972,
when
the
United
States
and
the
Soviet
Union
agreedon
the
organization,development,
scheduling,
and
conduct
of
a
test
docking
mission
in
Earth
orbit.
The
Apollo
Soyuz
Test
Pro
ect
(ASTP)
calls
for
the
docking
of
aUnited
States
Apollo
and
a
Soviet
Union
Scyuz
spacecraft
in
Earth
orbit
to
test
compatiblerendezvous
and
docking
equipment
and
procedures.
A
major
goal
of
the
mission
will
be
the
performance
of
27
space
experiments.
Five
of
the
experiments
will
be
conducted
jointly
by
the
astronauts
and
cosmonauts
during
the
joint
phase
of
the
mission.
The
remainingexperiments
will
be
performed
by
the
U.S.
astronauts
and
will
be
spread
over
the
9-day
span
of
the
flight.
The
major
objective
of
the
program
will
be
the
inflighttesting
of
a
jointly-designed
international
docking
muech-
anism.Also,
experience
will
be
gained
for
the
conduct
of
potential
joint
flights
by
the
U.S.
and
USSR
spacecraft,
including,
in
case
cf
necessity,
rendering
aid
in
emergency
situations.
Joint
U.S./USSR
working
groups
havebeen
meeting
on
a
scheduled
basis,
both
in
the
U.S.
and
USSR,
to
review
and
agree
on
the
technical
and
operational
aspects
of
the
joint
project.
-more-
January
10,1975
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