Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - U.S.-Russian Venture t Joint Space Flight...
U.S.-Russian Venture t Joint Space Flight Blastoffs Tuesday ByALROSSITERJR. UP1 Science Editor CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) — Apollo's astronauts went joy riding in jets today while countdowns moved smoothly toward Tuesday morning's morning's launch of Russia's Soyuz spaceship and the blastoff of the Americans 7Vfe hours later. Russia's space chief said on the eves of launch the Apollo Space Space Evenf Time Table HOUSTON (UPI) -Timetable -Timetable of major events Tuesday for the Apollo-Soyuz international spaceflight (all times EOT, based on on-time launchings and subject to change): 8:20 a.m. — Soyuz cosmonauts Alexei A. Leonov and Valeri N. Kubasov are launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome. (TV). 8:29 a.m. — Soyuz spacecraft reaches Earth orbit ranging from 141 to 116 miles high. 11:11 a.m. — Soviet control center near Moscow tests communications to Soyuz via American tracking network. 1:39 p.m. — Soyuz corrects its orbit if necessary. 3:50 p.m. — Apollo astronauts .Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D, Brand and Donald K. Slayton are launched from Cape Canaveral. (TV). 4 p.m. — Apollo reaches orbit ranging from 103 to 93 miles high. 5:04 p.m. — Apollo separates from its spent Saturn rocket. (TV). 5:13 p.m. — Apollo turns around and docks with the clocking module mounted on the nose of the Saturn. (TV). 5:55 p.m. — Nine-minute telecast -begins showing crew activities in the Apollo. 6:24 p.m. — With docking module linked to it,- Apollo fires control rockets to move away from the Saturn, slightly raising its orbit to 103 by 94 miles high. (TV). 7:20 p.m. — Soyuz cosmonauts begin eight-hour sleep period. 7:35 p.m. — Apollo fires its main engine to begin rendezvous rendezvous maneuvers, switching into orbit ranging from 102 to 101 miles high. .9:31 p.m. — Apollo fires its main engine again to move into orbit 145 to 105 miles high. •10:38 p.m. — Apollo uses its main engine to change the plane of its orbit, if necessary, to correspond with the Soyuz orbit. Soyuz rendezvous / in orbit would strengthen peace and deepen Detente. The United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim said the twin- shots dramatized the will of the two nations to work together. Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton loosened up for their flight in pursuit of Soyuz by flying T38 jets from nearby Patrick Air Force Base. Russian managers in Moscow reported that Alexei A. Leonov and Valeri N. Kubasov also were ready at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, 8,670 miles from here. They relaxed while engineers prepared to start fueling the Soyuz rocket about 3:20 a.m. EOT - five hours before blastoff. "All the training has been completed and the crews are in full readiness for ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project,) said Andrian G. Nikolaev, deputy director of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, at a midday news briefing in Moscow. Moscow. "We are convinced that the crews will fully cope with the mission and we wish the cosmonauts and astronauts a successful launch, a full completion completion of the flight program and a soft landing." It was also reported that the two cosmonauts aboard Russia's Russia's Salyut 4 space lab will continue to fly during the Soyuz-Apollo mission, ending their two month mission during the last 10 days of this month. Leonov and Kubasov land July 21. Boris N. Petroy, chairman of Russia's Intercosmos council, said in opening the Moscow news conference that the two (Continued on Page 3) THE THREE AMERICAN .astronauts, who are scheduled to meet two Russian cosmonauts in Earth orbit orbit Thursday, board their jet aircraft in Houston to fly to Cape Canaveral. Mission commander astronaut Thomas Stafford waves (right) as he. boards and Vance Brand, left, and Deke Slayton, center, climb ladders to the cockpit of their jet. The Apollo • Soyuz test project is scheduled for a Tuesday launch. (UPI Telephoto) Oil-Price Plan Offered by Ford WASHINGTON (UPI) President President Ford today proposed a complex oil-price plan that could drive up the cost of gasoline seven cents a gallon by 1978, in effect challenging Congress to come up with a better idea if it can. expire Aug. 31 and Ford warned he would veto any .extension approved ,by Congress unless lawmakers accept his "reasonable compromise." , But shortly after the White House released the message, Federal Energy Administrator Administrator Frank Zarb told reporters \ater that Ford changed language to "put it in his words" and that as usual, President would want to a bill extending controls publicly committing himself

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  2. 14 Jul 1975, Mon,
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