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Cable, Television Hook-Up, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Back-up


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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Cable, Television Hook-Up, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Back-up

Collection Item Summary:

This type of cable was used on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975, during which a live TV broadcast showed the first docking of American and Soviet spacecraft. Powering camera equipment on early space missions required long cables or heavy battery packs. This cable connected the camera to the spacecraft for power and to transmit a television signal back to Earth.

This cable was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1978.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center


metal, fiber optic cable


  • Overall (cable): 274.32cm (9ft)
  • Other (large coupling): 12.07 x 4.45 x 14.61cm (4 3/4in. x 1 3/4in. x 5 3/4in.)
  • Other (cylinder): 6.35 x 4.45cm (2 1/2in. x 1 3/4in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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