APOLLO - SOYUZ CREW - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR DONALD "DEKE" SLAYTON, VANCE BRAND - HFSID 156183
APOLLO-SOYUZ CREW: DONALD K. SLAYTON and VANCE BRAND Two American members of the first joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. space mission sign this first day cover First Day Cover signed: "D.K. Slayton" and "V Brand" 6½x3½.
Sale Price $323.00
APOLLO-SOYUZ CREW: DONALD K. SLAYTON and VANCE BRAND Two American members of the first joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. space mission sign this first day cover First Day Cover signed: "D.K. Slayton" and "V Brand" 6½x3½. 10¢ Mariner 10-Venus/Mercury commemorative stamp. Pictorially postmarked Kennedy Space Center, Florida, July 11, 1975, THE DAY APOLLO PASSED FINAL INSPECTION. Rubber stamped: "ASTP CDDT/LES Checkout". Also bears official NASA Autopen signature: "Tom Stafford". Original Mercury astronaut DONALD K. SLAYTON (1924-1993), VANCE BRAND (b.1931), and Tom Stafford were aboard the Apollo in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), launched on July 15, 1975. That day, a two-man Soyuz spaceship was launched in the Soviet Union. Soyuz docked with Apollo on July 17th. The Apollo and Soyuz crews together conducted a variety of experiments over a two-day period. Both ships returned safely to Earth, Soyuz on July 21st, Apollo on July 24th. Light 5-inch horizontal postmark stain across cachet and blank center portion. Otherwise, fine condition.
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