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The sign accompanying the ASTP display. It reads


Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Displayed here are full-scale units of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. program to develop and test a common spacecraft docking system. The 1975 mission marked the first time manned spacecraft of two nations met in space.

On the left is the Apollo command and service module. This spacecraft was used as a test vehicle during the Apollo program and was restored for display here. In the center is a docking module that served as a backup for the docking module used during the mission.

On the right is the green Soyuz spacecraft, which includes a spherical orbital module, a bell-shaped landing module, and a cylindrical service module. The Soyuz displayed here is a model built by the Energiia Scientific Production Association, the company that still manufactures Soyuz flight vehicles.

Apollo Command and Service Modules transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Soyuz Spacecraft from the Energiia Scientific Production Association, Russia

Total Length: 20.4 m (67 ft)
Total Weight: 39,400 kg (86,900 lb)
Manufacturer (Apollo): North American
Rockwell, United States
Manufacturer (Soyuz): Energiia Scientific
Production Assn., Russia
Launch vehicle (Apollo): Saturn IB
Launch vehicle (Soyuz): Soyuz


 
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Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 11:16:32 2007
Location picture taken Second Floor Balcony
Overlooking Space Race Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
Picture also in Space Race Gallery
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