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
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
||20.4 m (67 ft)
||39,400 kg (86,900 lb)
Rockwell, United States
Production Assn., Russia
|Launch vehicle (Apollo):
|Launch vehicle (Soyuz):