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The 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight, in which teams from the two nations met in orbit to test an international docking system and conduct both collaborative and independent studies. Although primarily a symbol of international goodwill, the mission provided useful experience for future cooperative ventures between the two nations. This authorized NASA history features many fascinating interviews with participants as well as firsthand observations of ASTP activities. Because details of the Soviet space program remained shrouded in secrecy during the ASTP, the story is told from the American perspective. No scientific background is necessary to appreciate the narrative, which focuses on the participants' working relationships rather than the technical aspects of their jobs. Starting with the early years of the Cold War competition, it traces the formation of an alliance between NASA and Soviet Academy engineers in developing a test project, training the crew, and the triumphant flight. Eighty-six pages of photographs include twelve full-color pages with images of Earth from space. show more

Book details

EAN

9780486478890

Classifications

United States of America, USA
Astronautics
Popular astronomy and space

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

584 pages

Weight(g)

964g

Dimensions(mm)

235 x 178 x 27

Publication date

2011-03-25

Publisher

Dover Publications Inc.

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Dover Books on Astronomy

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780486478890
Classification United States of America, USA
Astronautics
Popular astronomy and space
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 584 pages
Weight(g) 964g
Dimensions(mm) 235 x 178 x 27
Publication date 2011-03-25
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series Dover Books on Astronomy
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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