Saturn IB
Apollo–Soyuz Test Project

Saturn IB | Apollo–Soyuz Test Project

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Saturn IB Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Saturn IB rocket as part of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue Jul 15th 1975 3:50 PM from Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Saturn IB and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Apollo–Soyuz Test Project

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint US-Soviet space flight and the last crewed US space mission until the Space Shuttle program. The US side of mission began on July 15, 1975, 19:50:00 UTC, launching Commander Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot Vance D. Brand and Docking Module Pilot Donald K. Slayton into orbit. Two days later, they docked with the Soyuz 19 spacecraft. American and Soviet crews visited each other's spacecrafts, performed docking and redocking maneuvers, conducted joint scientific experiments, exchanged flags and gifts. Crews spent more than 44 hours together, and after final parting of the ships on July 19, Apollo crew spent nine more days in orbit, conducting Earth observation experiments. The Apollo crew returned to Earth on July 24, 1975, 21:18:0 UTC with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Location

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Saturn IB

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
McDonnell Douglas
Rockwell International
Boeing
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