Old Photos: Soyuz – Apollo

Yesterday marked 35 years (very old I am) from the launch of the Soviet-American joint space mission Souyz-Apollo.

TIME cover 07-21-1975 "Space Spectacular" US-Soviet space Link-up. ©Time

(L-R) American astronaut Deke Slayton and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov frolicking during US-Soviet Apollo Soyuz linkup.©Time

US Astronaut Thomas Stafford (L) w. cosmonaut Alexei Leonov meeting in padded hatchway of the docking module that connects their spacecrafts (Apollo/Soyuz) during joint mission by US & Soviet Union.©Time

Amer. astronauts Tom Stafford (R) & Donald "Deke" Slayton w. bottle of Russian vodka, aboard Apollo spacecraft orbiting Earth during 9-day joint US/USSR space mission.©Time

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov displaying sketch he made of American astronaut Tom Stafford whom he encountered during historic rendezvous and link up of Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft.©Time

And now we dance: “We will leave our footprints on the dusty trails of far-away planets”