July 24, 1975 A team of U.S. Navy swimmers assists with the recovery of the ASTP Apollo Command Module following its
July 24, 1975 A team of U.S. Navy swimmers assists with the recovery of the ASTP Apollo Command Module following its splashdown in the Central Pacific Ocean to conclude the historic joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project docking mission in Earth orbit. The swimmers have already attached a flotation collar to the spacecraft. The CM touched down in the Hawaiian Islands area at 4:18 p.m. (CDT), July 24, 1975. The crewmen, astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. Slayton, remained in the CM until it was hoisted aboard the prime recovery ship, the USS New Orleans.
|Keywords||20th century, United States, american, apollo-suyoz, astp, cooperation, nasa, soviet, space, space race, usa, ussr|
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