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Apollo-Soyuz: When Two Rival Nations Became One Group Of Spacemen
2012-07-17 11:20:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today marks the anniversary of when two rival nations erased a line, and met in space for the first time. On July 17, 1975, American astronauts and Soviet Union cosmonauts rendezvoused and docked in space, starting a new era of international cooperation and partnership. In the modern space world, having astronauts from different countries meet-up in space is not an unusual idea, because for over a decade they have been doing so on...

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2010-07-22 12:19:40

U.S. astronauts reunited with Soviet cosmonauts on Wednesday to mark the 35th anniversary of their "handshake in space" in 1975 at the height of the Cold War. Apollo astronauts Tom Stafford and Vance Brand joked with Soyuz cosmonaut Alexei Leonov over their troubles communicating after the initial greetings that took place when the two space crafts docked on July 17, 1975. The three men shook hands as the hatches opened, marking the start of the East-West space cooperation following years...

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2010-07-14 12:43:56

Most of us take it for granted today that American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts live and work together in Earth orbit. They've been doing it for years, first in the Shuttle-Mir program, and now on the International Space Station. But before the two Cold War-rivals first met in orbit in 1975, such a partnership seemed unlikely. Since Sputnik bleeped into orbit in 1957, the superpowers were driven by the Space Race, with the U.S. and then-Soviet Union driven more by competition than...

2009-07-13 16:57:53

 NASA will hold a news briefing with astronauts from the Apollo program at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. The news conference will take place in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency\'s Web site. Astronauts scheduled to participate are: -     James Lovell, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 -    ...

2009-07-13 11:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA will hold a news briefing with astronauts from the Apollo program at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The news conference will take place in the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Astronauts scheduled to...

2008-01-04 15:00:10

By Marie Price Today, when many have become blase about space shuttle missions that now number 120, it's hard to imagine what it was like 38 years ago to lead the advance-scout team for the first-ever manned landing on the moon, in a tiny capsule latched to a rocket. Weatherford native Tom Stafford doesn't have to imagine. Like no one else, he knows. "We knew it was exploration," says Stafford, "a heck of a risk." Stafford, now 77, commanded Apollo 10 in May 1969. His job? An...

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2007-05-21 13:20:52

Visitors to Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently poured into the Saturn V Center and curiously stepped up to a display. They watched as a small group of lab-coated experts surrounded an aluminum box about the size of a file cabinet. The air filled with cautious excitement as the box was slowly unbolted and carefully lowered, exposing the contents for the first time in decades. With an eye toward the future, the experts were working on a piece of history. NASA had commissioned the team...

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2005-07-26 18:56:52

MOSCOW -- Veteran U.S. and Russian space pilots recalled the historic 1975 Apollo-Soyuz space mission Tuesday, sharing memories about the landmark docking that helped ease tensions between the two superpowers in the midst of the Cold War. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, the cosmonauts and astronauts also sent along their best wishes for the space shuttle Discovery, which was successfully launched later in the day. "As we say in America, 'Break a leg,'" Vance Brand said before...

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2005-07-14 16:05:00

WASHINGTON -- When U.S. and Soviet space vessels met in orbit in 1975, a handshake was heralded as a symbolic step toward a future of international space-travel cooperation. Astronauts and cosmonauts of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft said Thursday that their mission led directly to the cooperation necessary for the international space station and other multinational projects. "I am convinced that all future flights will be international," cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov said at a...

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2005-07-13 10:59:03

NASA -- For more than a decade, American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts have been regularly living and working together in Earth orbit, first in the Shuttle-Mir program, and now on the International Space Station. This international partnership is the hallmark of modern space exploration, the backdrop for President Bush's declaration that humanity's future explorations of the cosmos must be "a journey, not a race." But before the two Cold War-rivals first met in orbit in 1975, such a...


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Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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