Gerald Ford calls Apollo-Soyuz Astronauts & Cosmonauts

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Where: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA

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When: 18 July 1975

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President Gerald R. Ford watches ASTP crewmen Thomas P. Stafford, Donald K. Slayton and Valeriy N. Kubasov on television as he talks to them via radio-telephone while they orbited Earth on July 18, 1975. The American Apollo spacecraft and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft were docked. The five ASTP crewmen visited each other's spacecraft while the Soyuz and Apollo were linked in space.

Image ID: S75-30515
Date: July 18th, 1975


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