Icon "Union - Apollo, 1975"

"Union - Apollo 1975" icon: [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1.4 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the photo: Souvenir badge "Soyuz-Apollo, 1975". The icon is square in shape, in the center is a circle divided into four parts. In the center of the circle is a symbolic image of the globe with the date: 1975. Circle in the upper part of the USSR flag and the inscription "Soyuz", at the bottom - the inscription "Apollo" and the US flag. Yellow metal. Red, blue, white and black enamels. Stamping. The size is 29x29 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - the brand of the manufacturer: the plant "Lenemalier" (Leningrad), price 25 kopeks. Location: From a private collection. - Souvenir badge "Soyuz-Apollo, 1975" is devoted to the joint pilot piloted flight of the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz-19 and the American spacecraft Apollo. July 15, 1975 at 15.20 Moscow time from the cosmodrome on Baikonur was launched the launch of the Soyuz-19. On its board were Soviet cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov. In 7 hours from the Eastern testing ground in Florida at Cape Canaveral started the ship "Apollo" with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald Slayton. The flight program was approved on May 24, 1972 by the Agreement between the USSR and the USA on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. The main objectives of the program: testing of elements of a compatible system of convergence in orbit; testing of the active-passive docking assembly; checking equipment and equipment to ensure the transition of astronauts from the ship to the ship; accumulation of experience in conducting joint flights of spacecrafts of the USSR and the USA. In addition, the program anticipated studying the possibility of controlling the orientation of docked ships, checking inter-ship communications and coordinating the actions of the Soviet and American flight control centers .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. "Lenemalier", the plant (Leningrad) .1. "Union" - "Apollo", the space program - Badges. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Open space (collection). 4. Russia and the countries of the world (collection). 5. USSR - Relations - United States of America - 1970s. - Icons. 6. United States of America - Relationships - USSR - 1970s. - Icons. 7. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
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Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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