Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint US-Soviet space flight and the last crewed US space mission until the Space Shuttle program. The US side of mission began on July 15, 1975, 19:50:00 UTC, launching Commander Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot Vance D. Brand and Docking Module Pilot Donald K. Slayton into orbit. Two days later, they docked with the Soyuz 19 spacecraft. American and Soviet crews visited each other's spacecrafts, performed docking and redocking maneuvers, conducted joint scientific experiments, exchanged flags and gifts. Crews spent more than 44 hours together, and after final parting of the ships on July 19, Apollo crew spent nine more days in orbit, conducting Earth observation experiments. The Apollo crew returned to Earth on July 24, 1975, 21:18:0 UTC with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

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Additional Media

Apollo Soyus launch: " REAL SOUND " Bill Cummings LIVE, on WRMF-AM 1060, July 15, 1975

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Saturn IB

Family: Saturn
Configuration: IB

The Saturn IB (pronounced "one B", also known as the Uprated Saturn I) was an American launch vehicle commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Apollo program. It replaced the S-IV second stage of the Saturn I with the much more powerful S-IVB, able to launch a partially fueled Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) or a fully fueled Lunar Module (LM) into low Earth orbit for early flight tests before the larger Saturn V needed for lunar flight was ready.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    43.2 m
  • Diameter
    6.61 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    590 T
  • Thrust
    7100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn IB
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    IB
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn IB
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo CSM-111


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: CSM-111

CSM-111 was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


Thomas P. Stafford

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 17, 1930
Age: 89

Vance D. Brand

Command Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: May 9, 1931
Age: 89

Deke Slayton

Docking Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 1, 1924
Date of Death: June 13, 1993

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

INFO WIKI

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39B


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