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The Soviet space programCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2017
Over its sixty-year history, primarily classified military The Soviet space program was responsible for a number of pioneering accomplishments in space flight, including the first intercontinental ballistic missile (R-7), first satellite (Sputnik 1), first animal in Earth orbit (the dog Laika on Sputnik 2), first human in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1), first woman in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova on Vostok 6), first spacewalk (cosmonaut Alexey Leonov on Voskhod 2), first Moon impact (Luna 2), first image of the far side of the moon (Luna 3) and unmanned lunar soft landing (Luna 9), first space rover (Lunokhod 1), first sample of lunar soil automatically extracted and brought to Earth (Luna 16), and first space station (Salyut 1).
Further notable records included the first interplanetary probes: Venera 1 and Mars 1 to fly by Venus and Mars, respectively, Venera 3 and Mars 2 to impact the respective planet surface, and Venera 7 and Mars 3 to make soft landings on these planets.
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Soviet Union Lunar Rovers - NASA Rover images

Soviet Union Lunar Rovers - NASA Rover images

This image taken by NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Soviet robotic lander Luna 17 still sitting on Mare Imbrium where it delivered the Lunokhod 1 Rover in November 1970. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov briefed on Apollo Communications test system console

Cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov briefed on Apollo Communications test system ...

S74-20807 (23 April 1974) --- Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (foreground) is briefed on the Apollo communications test system console in the Building 440 laboratory during the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Pro... More

American & Soviet engineers examine ASTP docking set-up following tests

American & Soviet engineers examine ASTP docking set-up following test...

S74-25394 (10 July 1974) --- A group of American and Soviet engineers of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project working group three examines an ASTP docking set-up following a docking mechanism fitness test conducted in... More

Soviet and American ASTP commanders in Soyuz orbital module mock-up

Soviet and American ASTP commanders in Soyuz orbital module mock-up

S74-29041 (September 1974) --- The commanders of the American astronaut and Soviet cosmonaut crews for the joint U.S.?USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission compare notes in a Soyuz spacecraft?s orbital module ... More

STS074-721-067 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen from aft flight deck

STS074-721-067 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen from aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Base Block, Kvant, Spektr and Kristall modules of the Russian space station Mir. Subject Terms: MIR SPACE STATION MODULES SURVEYS SOLAR AR... More

STS074-721-038 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen from aft flight deck

STS074-721-038 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen from aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the solar arrays connected to the Spektr module of the Mir space station as seen from the aft flight deck of the shuttle Atlantis. Subject Ter... More

A starboard beam view of the Russian fish factory ship Zaliv Vostok underway

A starboard beam view of the Russian fish factory ship Zaliv Vostok un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Western Pacific Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Borovichi class space event support ship (SESS) ship NEVEL underway

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Borovichi class space event sup...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Mir space station as seen from STS-63 Discovery

Mir space station as seen from STS-63 Discovery

STS063-712-072 (6 Feb 1995) --- Russia's Mir Space Station over the blue and white Earth during initial approach for rendezvous operations with the Space Shuttle Discovery. Docked at bottom (nearest portion wh... More

Rendezvous and docking between Atlantis and Mir space station

Rendezvous and docking between Atlantis and Mir space station

STS074-332-029 (15 Nov 1995) --- A 35mm camera aimed through the Space Shuttle Atlantis? aft windows captured rendezvous and docking operations with the Space Shuttle Atlantis and Russia?s Mir Space Station in ... More

Mir Space Station survey pre- and post-docking during STS-76 mission

Mir Space Station survey pre- and post-docking during STS-76 mission

STS076-705-019 (23 March 1996) --- Backdropped against the darkness of space, Russia's Mir Space Station is seen from the aft flight deck window of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The two spacecraft were about to ... More

Mir Space Station views taken during STS-76 mission

Mir Space Station views taken during STS-76 mission

STS076-709-007 (22 - 31 March 1996) --- Earth's terminator forms the backdrop for this scene of Russia Mir Space Station's Soyuz and Kvant 2 Modules, as photographed from the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttl... More

Hatch closing between Mir and Shuttle

Hatch closing between Mir and Shuttle

S76-E-5215 (28 March 1996) --- Astronaut Kevin P. Chilton, STS-76 mission commander, gets a warm good-bye from cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, Mir-21 flight engineer, as the Space Shuttle Atlantis is about to be sep... More

STS084-310-026 - STS-084 - Mir space station as viewed through the flight deck window COAS

STS084-310-026 - STS-084 - Mir space station as viewed through the fli...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Mir Space Station taken from Spacehab window. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), MIR SPACE STATION, WINDOWS Date Taken: 6/4/1997 ... More

STS084-309-010 - STS-084 - View of Mir Space Station as seen from flight deck overhead window and Spacehab

STS084-309-010 - STS-084 - View of Mir Space Station as seen from flig...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of Mir Space Station as seen from flight deck overhead window and Spacehab window. Visible is the Base Block, Kvant-1 and Spektr modules with sola... More

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.  The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad.  Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz this Saturday April 26, 2003.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Scott Andrews" 03pd1271

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket is ...

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz this ... More

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft is mated to its booster rocket in a processing hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday, October 11, 2004, in preparation for its rollout to the launch pad October 12 an... More

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-5 vehicle rolled to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, in preparation for its launch October 14 to send Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Of... More

Epedition 11 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

Epedition 11 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-6 vehicle is transported by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Wednesday, April 13, 2005, as preparations continued for the April 15 launch to send Expedition 11 Com... More

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-8 capsule was mated Monday, March 27, 2006 to its booster in preparation for the launch on March 30, 2006 carrying Expedition 13 crew members, Jeffrey N. Williams, Science Officer and Flight Engin... More

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft and its booster rolled out to the launch pad on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan for final pre-launch preparations. The Soyuz will blast off ... More

Expedition 19 Soyuz Rollout. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 19 Soyuz Rollout. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch the crew of Expedition 19 and a spaceflight participant on Ma... More

Expedition 19 Soyuz Erection. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 19 Soyuz Erection. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz rocket is erected into position at the launch pad Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch the crew of Expedition 19 and a spaceflight partic... More

Expedition 19 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 19 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-14 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, March 26, 2009 carrying Expedition 19 Commander Gennady I. Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael R. Barratt and Spaceflight Participa... More

Expedition 20 Landing. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 20 Landing. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberté near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan on S... More

A large truck with a bunch of pipes on top of it. Soyuz rocket spacecraft railcar.

A large truck with a bunch of pipes on top of it. Soyuz rocket spacecr...

A long train with several rockets on it / The rocket is loaded on the train public domain stock photo.

A rocket is being launched into the sky. Rocket soyuz rocket soyuz, science technology.

A rocket is being launched into the sky. Rocket soyuz rocket soyuz, sc...

The soyuz ms - 20 rocket lifts off from the launch pad / The soyuz ms - 2 rocket lifts off from the launch pad at the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan public domain stock photo.

The sun is setting behind the oil rigs. Baikonur russia cosmodrome

The sun is setting behind the oil rigs. Baikonur russia cosmodrome

The sun setting behind the towers / The sun sets behind towers / Public domain stock photo.

A large satellite dish sitting on top of a building. Latvia irbene soviet, science technology.

A large satellite dish sitting on top of a building. Latvia irbene sov...

The antenna of the satellite dish / The antenna of the satellite public domain stock photo.

Public domain stock image. Buran shuttle space, science technology.
Zond 2. NASA public domain image colelction.

Zond 2. NASA public domain image colelction.

Description: (1965) Zond 2 was an automatic interplanetary station launched from a Tyazheliy Sputnik (64-078A) in Earth parking orbit towards Mars to test space-borne systems and to carry out scientific investi... More

APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - FOOD

APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - FOOD

S74-20797 (23 April 1974) --- Candidate food items being considered for the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission are sampled by three ASTP crewmen in Building 4 at the Johnson Space Center. They ar... More

ART CONCEPTS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)

ART CONCEPTS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)

S75-27290 (April 1975) --- An artist?s concept illustrating a cutaway view of the docked Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft in Earth orbit. This scene depicts the moment the two international crews meet in space for ... More

View of Mission Control during joint U.S.-USSR ASTP mission

View of Mission Control during joint U.S.-USSR ASTP mission

S75-28685 (17 July 1975) --- An overall view of activity in the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center during joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) docking mission in Earth orb... More

STS074-709-037 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight deck windows

STS074-709-037 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight d...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Base Block, Kristall and Spektr modules of the Russian Mir space station can be seen through the aft flight deck windows of the space shuttle Atlant... More

STS074-709-054 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight deck windows

STS074-709-054 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight d...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Base Block, Kvant, Progress, Kristall and Spektr modules of the Russian Mir space station can be seen through the aft flight deck windows of the spa... More

A life-size, cut-away model of a Soviet communications satellite on display in one of the pavilions of the Exhibition of Soviet National Economic Achievement

A life-size, cut-away model of a Soviet communications satellite on di...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moscow Country: Russia (RUS) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... More

A port view of the Soviet space control-monitoring ship KOSMONAUT YURIY GAGARIN underway

A port view of the Soviet space control-monitoring ship KOSMONAUT YURI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Visitors at the 38th Paris International Air and Space Shown at Le Bourget Airfield line up to tour a Soviet An-225 Mechta aircraft with the Space Shuttle Buran on its back

Visitors at the 38th Paris International Air and Space Shown at Le Bou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Le Bourget Airfield, Paris Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Dave Casey Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A port beam view of the Soviet Kosmonaut Pavel Belyayev class space control-monitoring ship KOSMONAUT VIKTOR PATSAYEV underway

A port beam view of the Soviet Kosmonaut Pavel Belyayev class space co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

STS074-344-017 - STS-074 - Astronaut Hadfield on the Mir space station

STS074-344-017 - STS-074 - Astronaut Hadfield on the Mir space station

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of STS-74 mission specialist Chris Hadfield in the connecting tunnel between the Docking Module and the Kristall module Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS,... More

Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov seen in Mir's window from Shuttle Discovery

Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov seen in Mir's window from Shuttle Discovery

STS063-711-080 (6 Feb. 1995) --- Cosmonaut Valeriy V. Polyakov, who boarded Russia's Mir Space Station on January 8, 1994, looks out Mir's window during rendezvous operations with the Space Shuttle Discovery. ... More

Astronaut Precourt floats into Mir space station

Astronaut Precourt floats into Mir space station

STS071-105-021 (27 June-7 July 1995) --- Astronaut Charles J. Precourt, STS-71 pilot, floats from the space shuttle Atlantis into Russia's Mir Space Station Kristall Module during the historic eleven-day flight... More

STS079-336-020 - STS-079 - Astronaut Lucid on treadmill in the Mir Base Block

STS079-336-020 - STS-079 - Astronaut Lucid on treadmill in the Mir Bas...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-79 mission commander William Readdy joins Lucid while she exercises on the treadmill. Subject Terms: PHYSICAL EXERCISE, ASTRONAUTS, MIR SPACE STATI... More

WMD Dismantlement - Senator Sam Nunn visit to various former Soviet Union (FSU) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) production facilities, undated, unknown location

WMD Dismantlement - Senator Sam Nunn visit to various former Soviet Un...

WMD Dismantlement - Senator Sam Nunn visit to various former Soviet Union (FSU) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) production facilities, undated, unknown location

Expedition 8 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 8 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

A Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft and its booster rocket is transported on a rail car to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003 in preparation for liftoff Oct. 18 to carry Exped... More

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-5 vehicle rolled to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, in preparation for its launch October 14 to send Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Of... More

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-5 vehicle rolled to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, in preparation for its launch October 14 to send Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Of... More

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad.  Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz April 26, 2003. Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, commander, and astronaut Ed Lu, NASA science officer and flight engineer, were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu.  Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission.  Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1271

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of t...

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz April 26, 2003. Cosm... More

Expedition 11 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 11 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, Flight Engineer and NASA Science Officer John Phillips and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori of Italy blast off aboard the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft from the ... More

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft and its booster rolled out to the launch pad on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan for final pre-launch preparations. The Soyuz will blast off ... More

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 13 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft and its booster rolled out to the launch pad on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan for final pre-launch preparations. The Soyuz will blast off ... More

Expedition 13 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 13 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 13 Commander Pavel V. Vinogradov and Science Officer and Flight Engineer Jeffrey N. Williams began their mission Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST, (Thursday, March 30, 2006, 8:30 a.m. Kazakhstan time). The... More

Expedition 14 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 14 Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, carrying a new crew to the International Space Station. The Soyuz lifted off at 10:09 a.m. local time with ... More

Expedition 18 Soyuz TMA-13 Launch

Expedition 18 Soyuz TMA-13 Launch

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft launches carrying Expedition 18 Commander Michael Fincke, Flight Engineer Yuri V. Lonchakov and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, from the Bai... More

Expedition 19 Soyuz Assembly. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 19 Soyuz Assembly. NASA public domain image colelction.

An engineer monitors the maneuvering the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft and third stage during final assembly to the first and second stages Monday, March 23, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz ... More

Expedition 21 Soyuz Rollout. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 21 Soyuz Rollout. NASA public domain image colelction.

Launch scaffolding is raised into place around the Soyuz rocket shortly after arrival to the launch pad Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch the cre... More

Expedition 23 Docking. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 23 Docking. NASA public domain image colelction.

View of Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia moments before the Soyuz TMA-18 docks to the International Space Station on Sunday, April 4, 2010. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

Expedition 25 Soyuz Landing. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 25 Soyuz Landing. NASA public domain image colelction.

A technician enters the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft with Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin in order to assist with getting the crew out of the capsule, ... More

A close up of a metal structure with wires. Latvia irbene soviet, science technology.

A close up of a metal structure with wires. Latvia irbene soviet, scie...

The steel structure of the roof of the building is covered in rust / The roof of the space shuttle public domain stock photo.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Space Program

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Space Program

Yuri Gagarin was born on March 9, 1934 in a town outside of Moscow, Russia. After graduating from secondary school in 1949, Gagarin went to several technical schools before joining the Orenburg Higher Air Force... More

Meeting - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP)

Meeting - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP)

S74-20794 (23 April 1974) --- Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (center), commander of the Soviet crew of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission, goes through familiarization training with a television... More

Saturn Apollo Program - Drawing. Public domain image.

Saturn Apollo Program - Drawing. Public domain image.

This illustration depicts a configuration of the Command Service Module (CSM) and Docking Module (DM) for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP). The ASTP was the first international docking of the U.S.'s Apollo ... More

APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) (DOCKING) - ART CONCEPT

APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) (DOCKING) - ART CONCEPT

S74-24913 (August 1973) --- An artist's concept illustrating an Apollo-type spacecraft (left) about to dock with a Soviet Soyuz-type spacecraft. A recent agreement between the United States (USA) and the Union ... More

ASTP -  INSIGNIAS, Soviet Space Program

ASTP - INSIGNIAS, Soviet Space Program

S75-20361 (27 Feb. 1975) --- This is the American crew insignia of the joint United States-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) scheduled to take place in July 1975. Of circular design, the insignia has a col... More

Simulations - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) - Soyuz - JSC

Simulations - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) - Soyuz - JSC

S75-21892 (20 Feb. 1975) --- Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford (left) and cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov participate in Apollo-Soyuz Test Project joint crew training in Building 35 at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Staff... More

SIMULATIONS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)

SIMULATIONS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)

S75-24899 (April 1975) --- An exhibit illustrating the space suits designed for the Soviet cosmonaut crewmen of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project docking mission in Earth orbit. These were on displa... More

Launch Preparations - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) - USSR

Launch Preparations - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) - USSR

S75-25615 (April 1975) --- The Soviet Soyuz spacecraft for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission is seen during prelaunch preparations at the Baikonur launch complex near Tyuratam in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist... More

STS074-721-050 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen from aft flight deck

STS074-721-050 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen from aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Sofora Truss and the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm on the space shuttle Atlantis silhouetted against a cloudy Earth. The views were t... More

STS074-709-060 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight deck windows

STS074-709-060 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight d...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Base Block, Kvant, Progress, Kristall and Spektr modules of the Russian Mir space station can be seen through the aft flight deck windows of the spa... More

STS074-709-038 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight deck windows

STS074-709-038 - STS-074 - Mir space station seen through aft flight d...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Base Block, Kvant, Progress, Kristall and Spektr modules of the Russian Mir space station can be seen through the aft flight deck windows of the spa... More

Illustration showing new U.S. and Soviet space launch vehicles. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 68

Illustration showing new U.S. and Soviet space launch vehicles. "Sovie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

SL-4 space launch vehicle. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 42, page 45

SL-4 space launch vehicle. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Recovery of Soviet space plane - U.S. National Archives Public Domain photograph

Recovery of Soviet space plane - U.S. National Archives Public Domain ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Recovery of Soviet space plane. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 39, page 42, bottom

Recovery of Soviet space plane. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 198...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artist's concept of a Soviet space shuttle riding atop an M-4 Bison bomber aircraft. (From Soviet Military Power 1985)

Artist's concept of a Soviet space shuttle riding atop an M-4 Bison bo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A life-size replica of a large Soviet communications satellite recently launched into Earth orbit. The craft is on display in one of the pavilions of the Exhibition of Soviet National Economic Achievement

A life-size replica of a large Soviet communications satellite recentl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moscow Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

An elevated view of the Yuri Gagarin Monument devoted to the achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. Behind the monument the Moscow television tower (tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world) can be seen. The circular building in the foreground is one of the stations of the Moscow subway system

An elevated view of the Yuri Gagarin Monument devoted to the achieveme...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moscow Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.) Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

An artist's concept of a Soviet space shuttle and heavy-lift launch vehicle. (Soviet Military Power, 1986)

An artist's concept of a Soviet space shuttle and heavy-lift launch ve...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

STS089-368-037 - STS-089 - Mir Space Station mated to the Orbiter Endeavour

STS089-368-037 - STS-089 - Mir Space Station mated to the Orbiter Ende...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Mir Space Station mated to the Orbiter Endeavour, as seen from an Endeavour window during STS-89. The Earth limb is in view. Subject Terms: STS-89,... More

Loose cords floating in Mir Core module

Loose cords floating in Mir Core module

NM18-307-014 (March-July 1995) --- Onboard Mir's Spektr module, cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov re-routes cables as part of the module's activation process. This visual was one of many shown by the Mir-18 crew ... More

STS079-783-061 - STS-079 - Survey views of Mir space station taken while docked with orbiter

STS079-783-061 - STS-079 - Survey views of Mir space station taken whi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Survey views of the Mir space station taken by the crew of the shuttle Atlantis while the orbiter was docked with the station. Views include: Solar arra... More

STS079-357-014 - STS-079 - Astronaut Lucid and Mir 22 flight engineer Kaleri prepare items for transfer

STS079-357-014 - STS-079 - Astronaut Lucid and Mir 22 flight engineer ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Shannon Lucid and Mir 22 flight engineer Aleksandr Kaleri prepare several boxes of empty Russian food containers to be transferred to the STS-... More

Survey views of the Mir space station

Survey views of the Mir space station

STS079-817-034 (16-26 Sept. 1996) --- The Russian Mir Space Station is backdropped over a storm in the Roaring 40's near Heard Island in the south Indian Ocean. This photograph is one of four 70mm frames (along... More

Payload bay and ODS after undocking with Mir

Payload bay and ODS after undocking with Mir

STS079-808-008 (16-26 Sept. 1996) --- In this 70mm frame from the space shuttle Atlantis, the Nile River wanders through the eastern Sahara Desert of Sudan and Egypt. In the foreground is a great bend of the N... More

Mir space station as seen after undocking from the shuttle Atlantis

Mir space station as seen after undocking from the shuttle Atlantis

STS79-E-5355 (16-26 September 1996) --- Several minutes later, the STS-79 astronauts enjoyed this view of the Russia's Mir Space Station complex backdropped against the blackness of space over Earth's horizon. ... More

Mir space station as seen after undocking from the shuttle Atlantis

Mir space station as seen after undocking from the shuttle Atlantis

STS79-E-5327 (24 September 1996) --- Russia's Mir Space Station, as seen in this Electronic Still Camera (ESC) photo from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the Space Shuttle begin their relative separation follow... More

JSC2003-E-31958 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls. jsc2003e31958

JSC2003-E-31958 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of th...

JSC2003-E-31958 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch o... More

JSC2003-E-31961 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls. jsc2003e31961

JSC2003-E-31961 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the...

JSC2003-E-31961 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Ph... More

Expedition 8 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 8 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

A Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft and its booster rocket is raised, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan during preparations for liftoff Oct. 18 to carry Expedition 8 Comman... More

Expedition 8 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 8 Soyuz Transport. NASA public domain image colelction.

A Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft and its booster rocket is seen, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, on a rail car near the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan during preparations for liftoff Oct. 18 to carry Exped... More

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft is mated to its booster rocket in a processing hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday, October 11, 2004, in preparation for its rollout to the launch pad October 12 an... More

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 10 Preflight. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Soyuz TMA-5 vehicle rolled to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, in preparation for its launch October 14 to send Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Of... More

Expedition 11 Landing. NASA public domain image colelction.

Expedition 11 Landing. NASA public domain image colelction.

A helicopter is silouhetted in the early morning sunlight awaiting transport of members of the 11th expedition to the international space station, Astronaut John Phillips and Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, followin... More

Expedition 18 Soyuz TMA-13 Launch

Expedition 18 Soyuz TMA-13 Launch

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft launches carrying Expedition 18 Commander Michael Fincke, Flight Engineer Yuri V. Lonchakov and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, from the Bai... More

jsc2017e043845 (April 14, 2017) --- In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Randy Bresnik of NASA enters the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft April 14 during a final training session. Bresnik and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are serving as backups to Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA, who will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center/Andrey Shelepin jsc2017e043845

jsc2017e043845 (April 14, 2017) --- In the Integration Facility at the...

jsc2017e043845 (April 14, 2017) --- In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Randy Bresnik of NASA enters the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft April 14 during ... More

APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - CREWMEN (COSMONAUTS)

APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - CREWMEN (COSMONAUTS)

S74-20824 (April 1974) --- Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov Public domain photograph of Apollo-Soyuz, joint Unites States - Soviet space flight, free to use, no copyright restrictions image. The Apollo–Soyuz Test P... More

Soyuz Spacecraft in Orbit, Soviet Space Program

Soyuz Spacecraft in Orbit, Soviet Space Program

This scene was photographed with a handheld 70mm camera from a rendezvous window of the American Apollo spacecraft in Earth orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission. It shows the Soviet Soyuz s... More

Apollo Soyuz, Soviet Space Program

Apollo Soyuz, Soviet Space Program

Apollo Launch: July 15, 1975 Landing: July 24, 1975 Soyuz Launch: July 15, 1975 Landing July 21, 1975 Docking Time: July 17, 1975, at 12:12 p.m. EDT Undocking Time: July 19, 1975, at 11:26 a.m. EDT Total Tim... More

Apollo-Soyuz, 1975. NASA public domain image colelction.

Apollo-Soyuz, 1975. NASA public domain image colelction.

Image Credit: NASA..Description July 15, 1975.The first international space mission, the Apollo-Soyuz brought into contact American and Soviet crews in outerspace...This mission marked the end of the space race... More

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