Category: apollo-soyuz

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in the 1976 postcard set “Man in Space.” Here we see Americans and Soviets linked up in orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

1975 NASA art by Davis Meltzer pictures Americans and Soviets meeting in space during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

1975 NASA art by Paul Fjeld depicting Americans and Soviets meeting in space during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission. (NASA)

1975 NASA concept art shows a Soviet spacecraft in Earth orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission. Artwork by Paul Fjeld. (NASA)

1974 space art by Robert McCall imagines the docking of American and Soviet spaceships during the Apollo-Soyuz mission on July 17, 1975.

1973 NASA concept art by Raymond Bruneau shows Soviet and American space vehicles linking up during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

1976 space art by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, depicting Americans and Soviets meeting in orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz mission, July 17-18, 1975.

Americans and Soviets link up in space during the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, depicted in NASA concept art by Davis Meltzer.

Paul Fjeld worked as an official NASA artist during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission that culminated on July 17, 1975, when American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts linked up in orbit. These are his works commemorating the event, completed both before and after it took place. (NASA)

July 17, 1975 – During the Apollo-Soyuz mission, two crews of spacemen – one American, one Soviet – met in Earth orbit, helping to thaw out the Cold War. To commemorate the occasion, the American commander Tom Stafford and his Soviet counterpart Alexei Leonov, each brought half of a special mission coin. After two spacecraft docked with each other, the commanders joined the two halves together with a camera present to capture the moment.

(Archive.org)