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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment

Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Apollo Soyuz Test Project  Search this
Earth Observation and Photography Experiment  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
3.36 Linear feet
3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Reports
Notes
Date:
1975
Summary:
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:
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.
Arrangement:
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
Biographical/Historical note:
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.
Provenance:
National Air and Space Museum, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS), Gift, 1988, 1988-0127
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Lunar geophysics  Search this
Astrogeology  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Reports
Notes
Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0127
Online Media:

Flight data file

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
15 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 2
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref10

July 15, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-15
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref101

July 16, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-16
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref102

July 17, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-17
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref103

July 18, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-18
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref104

July 19, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-19
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref105

July 20, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-20
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref106

July 21, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-21
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref107

July 22, 1975

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-07-22
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 6: Soviet crew transcripts
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref108

Air to ground tapes

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
31 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
[transcripts]
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 3
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref11

Technical air to ground tapes

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
10 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
[transcripts]
These are transcripts of the technical air-to-ground (TAG) voice communications that start with Julian date 196.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 4
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref13

CSM voice dump transaction

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
12 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
These are miscellaneous transcripts of TAG communications.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 5
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref15

Soviet crew transcripts

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
8 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July 1975
Scope and Contents:
These are TAG communications of the ASTP.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 6
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref16

ASTP Flight Directors Mission log and status report

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 7
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref17

Astronaut observations

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
9 Folders
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
The "Earth Observations and Photography Experiment" (EOPE) was carried out as one of the major objectives of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in July 1975. The orbiting astronauts collected valuable information by means of observations and photography of the Earth. This book is the end result of a highly successful experiment. In it the reader will find a detailed account of experiment planning, selection of observation sites, training for the astronauts, preparation of aids for their use and the nature of scientific support of mission operations.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0127, Series 8
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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref18

Farouk El-Baz Papers

Creator::
El-Baz, Farouk  Search this
Extent:
88.891 cu. ft. (80 record storage boxes) (14 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newspapers
Books
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Drawings
Maps
Illustrations
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
1927-2012
Descriptive Entry:
Farouk El-Baz (1938- ) was born in Zagazig, Egypt. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology in 1958 from Ain Shams University, Cairo. In 1960 he came to the United States, where he earned an M.S. in geology at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1961 and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Missouri in 1964. After teaching for a short period, he worked as an exploration geologist for the Pan American-United Arab Republic Oil Company, 1966-1967.

In 1967 El-Baz joined the staff of the Lunar Exploration Department of Bellcomm, Inc., and Bell Telephone Laboratories, and in 1969, became supervisor of lunar science planning and lunar science operations. In this position, he worked directly with the United States space program on lunar data analysis, landing site selection, lunar exploration planning, and orbital science crew training. In 1969 he was named a member of the Apollo Program Science Support Team.

At Bellcomm El-Baz began pioneering work in remote sensing in which a variety of scientific means are used to examine the surface of the earth or the moon from space. This work led him into the use of space photography to study the earth's deserts.

In 1973 El-Baz joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, where he established the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, which he directed until 1982. At the same time, he served as science advisor to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, 1978-1981, and was Principle Investigator of the Earth Observations and Photography Experiment on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first joint American-Soviet space mission of July 1975.

In 1982 El-Baz became Vice President for International Development at Itek Optical Systems in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he oversaw the application of data from the Space Shuttle's Large Format Camera. The photography of this advanced system assisted greatly in his program of desert study from space. In 1986 he accepted the position of Director of the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing to promote the use of space technology in the fields of archaeology, geography and geology. During the Gulf War in 1991 El-Baz studied the effects of environmental disturbances on desert terrain.

In addition to his work on remote sensing, El-Baz is also known for his participation in the International Astronomical Union's Task Group for Lunar Nomenclature, which was responsible for naming the features of the moon's surface geography.

El-Baz has been a citizen of the United States since 1970.

This accession consists of El-Baz's personal papers documenting his professional and research activities at the Pan American-United Arab Republic Oil Company, Boston University Center for Remote Sensing, Itek Optical Systems, the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Bellcomm, Inc., in regard to deserts, remote sensing, lunar science, earth and planetary studies, oil exploration, and large format cameras. The papers also document El-Baz's participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo Program and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, as well as his involvement in field work, professional societies, conferences, committees, workshops and as science advisor to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; proposals; surveys; lecture papers; reports; press releases; contracts and agreements; budget summaries; photographs, slides, and negatives; awards information; publications and articles; newspapers, magazines, and clippings featuring or including comments about El-Baz; maps, illustrations, and drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for duration of Farouk El-Baz's lifetime without written permission from Donor. Transferring office; 2/27/1983 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Lunar geophysics  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Petroleum -- Prospecting  Search this
Astrogeology  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Committees  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Publications  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Deserts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newspapers
Books
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Drawings
Maps
Illustrations
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-262, Farouk El-Baz Papers
Identifier:
Accession 17-262
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Farouk El-Baz Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-262

Farouk El-Baz and D. A. Mitchell: "Earth Observations and Photography Experiment MA-136," 1974

Collection Creator::
El-Baz, Farouk  Search this
Container:
Box 55 of 95
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for duration of Farouk El-Baz's lifetime without written permission from Donor. Transferring office; 2/27/1983 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-262, Farouk El-Baz Papers
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Farouk El-Baz Papers
Farouk El-Baz Papers / Box 55
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-262-refidd1e13232

ASTP Flight Directors Mission log and status report

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 7: ASTP Flight Directors Mission log and status report
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref109

ASTP Flight Directors Mission log and status report

Collection Creator:
El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment, Acc. 1988-0127, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment / Series 7: ASTP Flight Directors Mission log and status report
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0127-ref110

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