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Apollo Soyuz, mission evaluation report
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Abstract: The Apollo Soyuz mission was the first manned space flight to be conducted jointly by two nations - the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The primary purpose of the mission was to test systems for rendezvous and docking of manned spacecraft that would be suitable for use as a standard international system, and to demonstrate crew transfer between spacecraft. The secondary purpose was to conduct a program of scientific and applications experimentation. With minor modifications, the Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft were like those flown on previous missions. However, a new module was built specifically for this mission - the docking module. It served as an airlock for crew transfer and as a structural base for the docking mechanism that interfaced with a similar mechanism on the Soyuz orbital module. The postflight evaluation of the performance of the docking system and docking module, as well as the overall performance of the Apollo spacecraft and experiments is presented. In addition, the mission is evaluated from the viewpoints of the flight crew, ground support operations, and biomedical operations. Descriptions of the docking mechanism, docking module, crew equipment and experiment hardware are given.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1975
Document ID:
19760023154
(Acquired Nov 18, 1995)
Accession Number: 76N30242
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TM-X-74149, JSC-10607
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 294p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: APOLLO PROJECT; APOLLO SOYUZ TEST PROJECT; BIOMEDICAL DATA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; MANNED SPACE FLIGHT; POSTFLIGHT ANALYSIS; SPACECRAFT DOCKING; U.S.S.R. SPACE PROGRAM
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