• Short Summary

    Eight astronauts will begin three weeks of training in the Soviet Union Monday, June 24, in connection with the Apollo Soyuz Test Project mission scheduled for July, 1975.

  • Description

    Eight astronauts will begin three weeks of training in the Soviet Union Monday, June 24, in connection with the Apollo Soyuz Test Project mission scheduled for July, 1975.

    They include the prime crew, Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. Slayton; the backup crew, Astronauts Alan L. Bean, Ronald E. Evans and Jack R. Lousma; and two support crewmen, Astronauts Robert F. Overmyer and Karol K. Bobko.

    A ninth astronaut, Eugene A. Cernan, will take part in the first two weeks of the activities, representing the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office.

    The training will be conducted at Star City, the cosmonaut training center near Moscow. It will end July 12.

    In addition to continuing their studies of Soyuz spacecraft systems, the astronauts are scheduled to train in simulators and mockups with the Soviet flight crews. They also will continue planning procedures and checklists for joint operations.

    U.S.S.R. cosmonauts will start a 3-week training period at the Johnson Space Center on September 9. Joint crew training is planned in each country next spring, also
    Target date for launching the earth-orbital mission is July 15, 1975. Apollo will rendezvous and dock with Soyuz and the crews will exchange visits and conduct joint experiments for up to two days. The mission is designed to test compatible rendezvous and docking systems and techniques which were developed jointly.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2WLB6DUIXI2K8626PKHMR4RP
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2WLB6DUIXI2K8626PKHMR4RP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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