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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: NASA JSC

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: Mike Acs

Extended Apollo

An “extended” Apollo would be able to travel for several months in space. Garrett concepts of environmental system, cryogenic storage, life-support and attitude control can be adapted to this vehicle.

Space World

December 1964, VOL. A-14

Apollo X at Astronautix

Image credit: Marquardt Corporation

Image source: Numbers Station

Apollo X

The Marquardt Corporation is conducting studies under contract to North American’s Space and Information Systems Division on advanced rocket reaction control systems for Apollo X. The Extended Apollo Mission is depicted above in conjunction with a space laboratory system, one of several concepts to determine additional applications of the Apollo spacecraft by NASA. Marquardt’s four-engine reaction control system cluster is illustrated above on the surface of the Apollo X service module. Similar systems are being developed by Marquardt for the current Project Apollo lunar mission on both the service and lunar excursion module.

Space World

April 1965, VOL. B-4.18

Apollo X at Astronautix

Image credit: Marquardt Corporation

Image source: Numbers Station

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: NASA JSC

Gjertson’s ASTP

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: SDASM Archives

ASTP

DECEMBER 1974

MOSCOW, UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

SOYUZ 16 CONCEPT —- An artist’s concept depicting the Soviet Soyuz 16 spacecraft in Earth orbit. The six-day Soyuz 16 Earth-orbital mission flown December 2-8, 1974, was a Soviet rehearsal for the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The crew of Soyuz 16 was Cosmonauts Anatolly V. Filipophenko, commander; and Hikolay H. Rukavishnikov, engineer. These two me are the Soviet ASTP second (back-up) crew, also. The three major components of the Soyuz spacecraft are the sphere-shaped orbital module, the decent vehicle (in center), and the instrument assembly module. Two solar panels extend out from the IA module. A docking mechanism to test the Soviet ASTP androgenous docking system (seen attached to the orbital module) was flown on the Soyuz 16 flight. This picture was made from a frame of 35mm motion picture film.

PHOTO COURTESY: USSR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: Numbers Station

Paul Fjeld Gallery

In case you’re wondering, Paul (as of 2019) is still actively painting and maintains a stunning online gallery at pfinspace.com. He makes some of his digital art available to buy as prints on Fine Art America, that page is here.

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: NASA JSC

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: NASA JSC

Art Concept – ASTP

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: NASA JSC