American Crew of Apollo-Soyuz Mission

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Title

American Crew of Apollo-Soyuz Mission

Alternative Title

Apollo-Soyuz Mission Crew

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo Soyuz Test Project
Slayton, Deke, 1924-1993
Slayton, Donald K., 1924-1993
Stafford, Thomas P.
Stafford, Tom
Brand, Vance
Astronauts--United States

Description

The American crew of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was composed of, from left to right, Astronaut Deke Slayton (1924-1993), first-time Astronaut Vance DeVoe Brand as Command Module Pilot, and veteran Astronaut Thomas "Tom" Patten Stafford as Commander. Brand was the only member of the original Mercury 7 never to fly previously. Slayton had been grounded because of an irregular heart beat since Project Mercury and was National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Director of Flight Crew Operations, but was given clearance for this flight. These three astronauts became the first crew to dock with another nation's spacecraft, the the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics' (USSR) Soyuz 19, thus establishing a precedent for international cooperation in space. This image was autographed for Dr. Cal Fowler (1929-2013), who had pressed the button to ignite the engines of three Mercury-Atlas missions.

Source

Original color photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1975

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

283 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Launch Complex 39B, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Apollo-Soyuz Test Project." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo-soyuz/index.html.
"Biographical Data: DEKE SLAYTON (MR.)." Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/slayton.html.

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Original Format

1 color photographic print

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