ASTP Docking: Apollo Soyuz Test Project Commemorative Lithograph. Thomas P Stafford, Valeri Kubasov, Alexei Leonov, Vance D. Brand.

ASTP Docking: Apollo Soyuz Test Project Commemorative Lithograph.

Washington, D.C: US Government Printing Office, 1974.

8x10 color lithograph of the Apollo-Soyuz docking in space with crew images at bottom margin, with the signatures of four of the five featured crew below their faces. Verso features parallel columns of descriptive text in English and Russian. Near Fine. Clean edges, slight ink smudging (possibly from the printing process) on rear Item #317731

This commemorative lithograph features the signatures of four of the five featured astronauts: Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov.

An interesting piece of space commemorative memorabilia from the first international partnership in space: the Apollo-Soyuz docking, which took place in July 1975. Designed to test the compatibility of rendezvous and docking systems and the possibility of an international space rescue, this joint mission brought together the USA and the Soviet Union in a major collaborative effort. The three American and two Russian cosmonauts spent two days carrying out five joint drills.

This pre-printed and signed commemorative lithograph highlights the history of spaceflight and exploration and its potential for international collaboration.

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