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ASTP Statement and Drawings

Apollo Soyuz Test Project


The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight and marked the end of the "Space Race" between the two...

Tags: Florida | Space Exploration | Soviet Union
Project Paperclip

Operation Paperclip

ca. 1947-1975

In the closing days of World War II, the Soviet Union and the U.S. sought to enhance their knowledge of missile technology with the help of...

Tags: Space Exploration
Lunar Excavations

Lunar Excavations


The U.S. Army Nuclear Cratering Group published myriad studies assessing the impact of using nuclear weapons for operations other than enemy...

Tags: California | Space Exploration
Freitag Speech

Freitag Speech

May 6, 1963

In his May 1963 speech, Captain Robert F. Freitag, Director of Launch Vehicles and Propulsion, discussed U.S. booster technology and the...

Tags: Illinois | Space Exploration
Media Review Files

Objection to Publication


The first document is part of a technical report mentioning Russian efforts to develop propulsion technology...

Tags: Soviet Union | Space Exploration
Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon


In an interview with U.S. News and World Report in 1966, Dr. von Braun discussed some technical aspects of the space program and...

Tags: Florida | Space Exploration



This NASA report discusses the technical capabilities (specifically communications), operations in space, and effects of spaceflight on the...

Tags: Florida | Soviet Union | Space Exploration
Apollo 14

Apollo 14

March 3, 1971

After the challenges of Apollo 13, NASA launched Apollo 14 on January 31, 1971. The crew of Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell...

Tags: Cold War | Space Exploration

NASA Astronauts

July-August 1969

Apollo 11 astronauts were placed in a mobile quarantine unit after returning from the moon. Several photos show them talking with President Nixon...

Tags: Alabama | Health | Quarantine | Space Exploration

Environmental Experiments

August 23, 1950

This pamphlet explains the biomedical system that was being designed to evaluate human responses to low-gravity environments...

Tags: Health | Space Exploration