Apollo-Soyuz astronaut ponders the US-Russia relationship

(From left) On March 17, 2022, Apollo astronaut Gen. Thomas Stafford, NASA Director Bill Nelson, G. Reid Wiseman, head of the NASA aerospace department and NASA pilot Drew Feustel (right). (Photo: Chelsea Gohd / Space.com)

Nearly 50 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, American astronauts flew into space with cosmonauts as part of NASA’s first attempt to establish a relationship between the US. and Russia in the air.

Gen. Thomas P. Stafford (ret.), An old astronaut who flew on NASA’s Gemini 6A and Gemini 9A missions and Apollo 10, which took him close to the moon’s surface in May 1969, ordered to American companies on that pioneering 1975 flight. Known as the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. He spoke now, thinking about that time and what it meant.

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