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Space cooperation. Dignitaries seen after the signing of an agreement to carry out the Apollo-Soyuz test project (ASTP). This was a joint US-Soviet programme to allow spacecraft from each nation to dock in orbit as a symbol of future cooperation. Seen here are (left to right): K.Bushuyev, Soviet technical director; V.Kotelnikov, President of the USSR Academy of Sciences; G.Low, Deputy Director of NASA and; G.Lunney, US technical director. The ceremony took place in Moscow on 5th January 1975, the ASTP mission took place on 15-24 July 1975.
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