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The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) took place 15 July through 24 July 1975. The mission, the first cooperative international space flight, was a joint effort between the United States and the Soviet Union in which a three-man Apollo spacecraft docked with a two-man Soyuz spacecraft in Earth orbit. While docked the crews exchanged goodwill messages and gifts and carried out a number of joint activities. The Earth Observation and Photography Experiment (EOPE) was among the experiments carried out during the mission. EOPE used trained observers to identify, describe, and photograph surface features of scientific interest in support of ongoing research in geology, oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, desert studies, and environmental science.

Identifier

NASM.1988.0127

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Hank Brown, 1999. Encoded by Elizabeth Bauerle, 2011.

Creator

El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-

Date

1975

Provenance

National Air and Space Museum, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS), Gift, 1988, 1988-0127

Extent

3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)

Summary

This collection consists of the files of Dr. Farouk El-Baz, principle investigator for the Earth Observation and Photography Experiment (EOPE). The material includes documentation on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) including correspondence, notes, and reports dealing with all aspects of the mission, as well as crew training and post-flight evaluations.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Reports

Notes

Arrangement note

The Collection is arranged as follows: Series I: ASTP Earth Observation Team Preliminary Planning Notes Series II: Flight Data File Series III: Air to Ground Tapes [transcripts] Series IV: Technical Air to Ground Tapes [transcripts] Series V: CSM Voice Dump Transaction Series VI: Soviet Crew Transcripts Series VII: ASTP Flight Directors Mission Log and Status Report Series VIII: Astronaut Observations Series IX: ASTP Summary Science Reports Series X: ASTP Summary Science Reports, Correspondence

Scope and Contents

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experience Collection consists of the files of Dr. Farouk El-Baz, principle investigator for the Earth Observation and Photography Experience (EOPE). The material includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and reports on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission, as well as crew training and post-flight evaluations.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Reports

Notes

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Earth Observation and Photography Experiment

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-

Topics Astrophysics
Lunar geophysics
Astrogeology
Astronautics

Citation

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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