Listen Live
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    • Soyuz-Apollo, Come In: 40 Anniversary of Historic US-Soviet Space Flight
    © AP Photo / Gene J.Puskar
    Contacts between Soviet and US scientists over space exploration began right after the first artificial satellites were put into orbit. However, the cooperation was limited to sharing results of scientific research during various international conferences.

    Above: A display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum depicts the docking of the American Apollo command and service module (left) with the Soviet Soyuz capsule.

    On July 15, 1975 at 15:20 Moscow Time, the Soyuz-19 spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Seven and a half hours later, the Apollo spacecraft blasted off at Cape Canaveral. On July 17, the two spacecraft docked. The Soyuz-Apollo mission became the first joint space trip by astronauts from different countries.

    Tags:
    Soyuz, space cooperation, space, United States, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More photos

    • The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver.
      Last update: 18:42 23.08.2019
      18:42 23.08.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 17 - 23 August

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery offers a look into what's been going on in various parts of the world during the past seven days.

      30
    • Last update: 15:00 22.08.2019
      15:00 22.08.2019

      Could Greenland Be Part of a Future North America?

      Donald Trump earlier confirmed reports that he was interested in buying Greenland, the biggest island in the world, which has belonged to Denmark for centuries.

      15
    • A Bridge to the Past: Rare Nostalgic Photos From the USSR
      Last update: 15:30 18.08.2019
      15:30 18.08.2019

      A Bridge to the Past: Rare Nostalgic Photos From the USSR

      Public polls have recently shown that an increasing number of Russians lament the collapse of the Soviet Union and support Soviet-era policies. The union broke apart on 25 December 1991 with the resignation of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who handed power over to Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

      24
    • Ksenia Krivko from Kemerovo claimed the title of Mrs Russia Globe 2019.
      Last update: 13:20 17.08.2019
      13:20 17.08.2019

      Hot Mamas: Dazzling Beauties From the 2019 Mrs Russia Pageant

      The final of the annual beauty pageant Mrs Russia 2019 took place on Saturday, 10 August, at the Moscow Folklore Culture Centre. Twenty seven participants contended for the coveted crown.

      15