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8 legal document boxes
This collection consists of the files of Dr. Farouk El-Baz, principle investigator for the Earth Observation and Photography Experiment (EOPE). The material includes documentation on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) including correspondence, notes, and reports dealing with all aspects of the mission, as well as crew training and post-flight evaluations.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experience Collection consists of the files of Dr. Farouk El-Baz, principle investigator for the Earth Observation and Photography Experience (EOPE). The material includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and reports on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission, as well as crew training and post-flight evaluations.
The Collection is arranged as follows:
Series I: ASTP Earth Observation Team Preliminary Planning Notes Series II: Flight Data File Series III: Air to Ground Tapes [transcripts] Series IV: Technical Air to Ground Tapes [transcripts] Series V: CSM Voice Dump Transaction Series VI: Soviet Crew Transcripts Series VII: ASTP Flight Directors Mission Log and Status Report Series VIII: Astronaut Observations Series IX: ASTP Summary Science Reports Series X: ASTP Summary Science Reports, Correspondence
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) took place 15 July through 24 July 1975. The mission, the first cooperative international space flight, was a joint effort between the United States and the Soviet Union in which a three-man Apollo spacecraft docked with a two-man Soyuz spacecraft in Earth orbit. While docked the crews exchanged goodwill messages and gifts and carried out a number of joint activities. The Earth Observation and Photography Experiment (EOPE) was among the experiments carried out during the mission. EOPE used trained observers to identify, describe, and photograph surface features of scientific interest in support of ongoing research in geology, oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, desert studies, and environmental science.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
National Air and Space Museum, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS), Gift, 1988, 1988-0127
Arranged and described by Hank Brown, 1999.
Encoded by Elizabeth Bauerle, 2011.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
No restrictions on access.
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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