DescriptionThe Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) (Russian: Экспериментальный полёт «Союз» — «Аполлон», Eksperimantalniy polyot Soyuz-Apollon, lit. "Experimental flight Soyuz-Apollo"), conducted in July 1975, was the first joint U.S.–Sovietspace flight, and the last flight of an Apollo spacecraft. Its primary purpose was as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time, and marked the end of the Space Race between them that began in 1957.
Year of flight1975
Distance travelled (km)5990000
Mission Duration9 days 1 hour 28 minutes
Days of mission9
Launch Date15/07/1975
Landing Date24/07/1975
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)21.867, -162.750
Landing site21.867, -162.750
Launch mass (kg)6780
Launch mass (kg)36990
Mission typeScientific
Docked toSoyuz 19
Days Docked2
Time docked1 day 23 hours 07 min 03 sec
Docking date17/07/1975
Undocking date19/07/1975
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)217.00
Apogee (km)231.00
Orbital period (minutes)87.60
Orbits completed148
Inclination (degreees)51.70
Crew size3
MembersThomas P. Stafford Vance D. Brand Donald K. Slayton Callsign Apollo
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo-Soyuz_Test_Project