September 20, 1974. Astronaut Vance D. Brand (foreground) and cosmonaut Aleksandr S. Ivanchenko are seated in the
September 20, 1974. Astronaut Vance D. Brand (foreground) and cosmonaut Aleksandr S. Ivanchenko are seated in the Docking Module trainer in Building 35 during Apollo-Soyuz Test Project simulation training at the Johnson Space Center. Brand is the command module pilot of the American ASTP prime crew. Ivanchenko is the engineer on the Soviet ASTP fourth crew (backup). During the exercise the American ASTP crew and the Soviet ASTP crew simulated docking the Apollo and Soyuz in Earth orbit and transferring to each other's spacecraft. The Docking Module is designed to link the Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft. The ASTP crewmen are training in both the U.S. and USSR for the joint mission scheduled for the summer of 1975. This view is looking from inside the Command Module into the Docking Module. The hatchway loading into the Soyuz spacecraft orbital module mock-up is in the background.
|Color||Black & White|
|Keywords||20th century, United States, american, apollo-suyoz, astp, cooperation, nasa, soviet, space, space race, usa, ussr|
|Credit||Atlas Archive / GIW Photos|
This photo license is intended for editorial use only. Single Use in context. For all advertising and other non-editorial uses contact the GIW office for further information.
License Type: Rights Managed