Cold War rivals US and Soviet Union met in space in 1975

On July 17, 1975, US spacecraft Apollo 18 and Soviet Union’s Soyuz 19 docked in space to create history. During the 44-hour Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous, astronauts and cosmonauts conducted experiments, shared meals, and held a joint news conference. A NASA astronaut later said, “If the Soviet Union and America could work together in space, they could work together on the Earth.”



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