The Partnership: A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations


The Paine-Keldysh File

Chapter 1

The Years Before
Origins of the Office for International Programs
First Efforts to Establish a Basis for Cooperation
Competition versus Cooperation: 1959-1962

Chapter 2

Dryden and Blagonravov
Khrushchev-Kennedy Letters: February-March 1962
The First Dryden-Blagonravov Agreement - 1962
The Kennedy Proposal for a Joint Moon Flight
The Dryden-Blagonravov Talks - 1964-1965

Chapter 3

Routes to Space Flight
The Challenge of Space Flight
Life Support Systems
Reentry Vehicles: Spheres vs. Blunt Bodies
Vostok and Mercury: First Flights Into Space
Voskhod and Gemini: Intermediate Step
Soyuz - Development of the Space Station; Apollo - Voyage to the Moon
The End of the Space Race?

Chapter 4

Mission to Moscow
Steps Forward
Working the Problem

Chapter 5

Proposal for a Test Flight
A New Proposal
Space Station I: Promises and Problems
Welcome to Houston
Meeting the Press
Soyuz 11: Triumph and Tragedy
After Apollo: What?
A Study Task Team
Defining the Docking Module

Chapter 6

Forging a Partnership
Preparation in Houston
Round Three - Moscow
Issues and Answers
An International Docking System
Estimating the Costs of a Mission
Negotiations by Telephone
Designing the Interface
April In Moscow
Testing the Agreement
The Nixon-Kosygin Summit

Chapter 7

Creating a Test Project
July in Houston
October in Moscow
Preliminary Systems Review (Stage 1)
Creating a Test Project
July in Houston
October in Moscow
Preliminary Systems Review (Stage 1)
Compatible Atmospheres
Thanksgiving in Houston
Preliminary Systems Review (Stage 2)
Years of Intense Activity

Chapter 8

Apollo and Soyuz at Mid-Term
Mid-Term Review
A Tour of Soviet Space Facilities
Public Information Plans
A Report to Congress

Chapter 9

Preparing for the Mission
The 1973 Paris Air Show
Rivals and Friends
Spacecraft Familiarization
Do You Speak Russian?
Studying in Star City
Testing Hardware
Developing Flight Procedures
Questions about Soyuz
The Watchdogs Concur
Soviet Worries About Apollo Minus X Thrusters
Final Round of Crew Training

Chapter 10

Final Examinations
Reviewing Flight Readiness
Mission Operating Plans - Review
Guidance and Control - Review
Docking System - Review
Communications and Tracking - Review
Life Support and Crew Transfer - Review
Reporting on the FRR
Public Affairs Prepares for the Flight
New Worries
Reviewing Apollo Readiness
Countdown to Launch

Chapter 11: Come Fly With Us

15 July 1975 - Launch
16 July - Chase
17 July - Rendezvous
18 July - Transfers
19 July - Exercises
20 July - Independent Activities
21 July - Farewell
22-23 July - Experiments
24 July - Last Splash

Sources and Research Materials

Notes on Photography


Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F