APOLLO - SOYUZ CREW - PRESS RELEASE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: VALERI N. KUBASOV, MAJOR GENERAL ALEXEI LEONOV, LT. GENERAL THOMAS P. STAFFORD, MAJOR DONALD "DEKE" SLAYTON, VANCE BRAND - HFSID 217391
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APOLLO-SOYUZ CREW: TOM STAFFORD, DONALD SLAYTON, VANCE BRAND, ALEXEI LEONOV and VALERI KUBASOV
Signatures of the explorers who participated in the first joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. mission in space
Booklet signed: "V. Kubasov", "Stafford", "A. Leonov", "Vance Brand" and "D.K. Slayton". 85p, 8x10½. The Official NASA Press Kit issued in 1974 on the 5th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon aboard Apollo 11, signed on the cover. Kubasov and Leonov signed in Russian. In addition to facts pertaining to Apollo moon landing missions and transcripts of Apollo 11 conversations on the Moon, messages from world leaders after the first Moon landing are also included. TOM STAFFORD (b.1930) was the commander and DONALD SLAYTON (1924-1993) was the docking module pilot of Apollo 18. VANCE BRAND (b.1931) was the command module pilot of Apollo 18. ALEXEI LEONOV (b.1934) was the commander and VALERI KUBASOV (1935-2014) was the flight engineer of Soyuz 19. On July 15, 1975, an Apollo spacecraft carrying Stafford, Slayton, and Brand was launched from Florida. About seven hours earlier, a Soyuz spacecraft carrying Leonov and Kubasov was launched from Kazakhstan in the first-ever live launch televised by the Russians. On July 17th, Apollo and Soyuz docked in space. "We have succeeded!" Stafford joyfully announced in Russian. "Good show!" replied Leonov in English. Diagonal crease at lower right-hand corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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