Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

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Russ in Orbit, Americans to Follow w ... ' • * > Soviets Cheer Lift-Off MOSCOW (UPI) - Muscovites Muscovites greeted today's first live telecast of. a Soviet space launch with applause and cheers of "terrific," "they're off,"and "good boys." Soviet television officials estimated estimated 100 million viewers across the nation's 12 time zones watched the liftoff of the two-man Soyuz for its historic rendezvous with a U.S. Apollo. The initial three-hour, 50- minute Soviet television coverage coverage was slick, professional and almost without a- hitch. Only sporadic minor communication problems bothered commentator commentator Yuri Fokin, anchorman in a .colorful, attractive' Moscow studio. Thousands of persons gathered gathered around television sets in Moscow stores to see. the launch. As the rocket lifted off simultaneously on two dozen screens —black and white and color — people cheered and applauded. About 800 persons watched in the Moscow mission "press center." Newsmen were also able to hear either Russian or English commentary Carpenter Strike is Postponed Link-Up Set On Thursday THE JOINT SPACE EFFORT of the United States and Russia got off to a rousing start today with a flawless blastoff blastoff of the Soviet ship from^a launching pad in Russia, left. Right, American Apollo Astronauts walk J to their spaceship just prior to blast-off today to link up with the Russians in a scheduled Thursday rendezvous. From left, Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, Vance D. Brand and Thomas P. Stafford. ^ ;UPI Telephotos Man Dies By Kissinger Possible Civil War Threatens Angola LUANDA, Angola (UPD Communist^backed Communist^backed Popular Movement troops tightened Portuguese military sources said Popular Movement soldiers, soldiers, who drove leaders of the In Crash Of Tanker SOLDIER SUMMIT - A Manti man died-this morning when the tanker truck he was driving ran off U.S. Highway 6-50 and rolled down a steep embankment and burned four miles_west of here, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. Detente Critics *v Face Challenge . MINNEAPOLIS', Minn. (UPI) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger sharply challenged critics of U.S.- Soviet detente today, wondering aloud if they would rather return to the "constant crisis" of the Cold War. "What is the alternative they propose?" he asked in a second hard-hitting policy speech within 24 hours. "What precise policies do they want us to change? "Are they prepared for a (Continued on Page 5) ByALROSSITERJR. UPI Science Editor Two Russian cosmonauts carrying a United Nations flag rocketed flawlessly into orbit from a Central Asian desert today 7Vfe |iours before three Americans were scheduled to blast off for history's first meeting in space of men from two nations. Col. Alexei Leonov and civilian flight engineer Valeri Kubasov reported their Soyuz 19 .spaceship was working perfectly as it circled the globe in the opening half of the international project drawing the attention of millions around the world. America's Apollo astronauts, Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald "Deke" Slayton, waited patiently at Cape Canaveral, Fla;, for. launch at 3:50 p.m.;EpT, (1:50 P;M. MDT), in pursuit of their Russian colleagues. The" astronautSi wearing white ,spacesuits, left their quarters at 12:33 p.m. and rode ' in a van three miles to their 224-foot'space machine. Before boarding the van, each pilot smiled, nodded and waved to onlookers 'who included Russian ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. The three-pilots slept during the Soyuz launching but saw a videotaped replay while eating the traditional steak and eggs preflight breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Congratulations from the American space crew wese radioed to the cosmonauts. "Thank you very much," Leonov said. "Everything is perfect." President ^Ford and 300 others watched on television in the State Department auditorium in Washington as the Russians blasted off and the Pressident led the cheers and \ applause as the ,two cosmonauts went into orbit. He said he was "very impressed." The countdown at the Florida oceanside spaceport was clicking clicking along without a .hitch and project officials reported the best weather there in months. If all goes according to plan, the Jive spacemen wjll meet in orbit Thursday, docking 136 miles above Germany. The symbolic handshake .'will come three hours later when Stafford floats through a special docking module-airlock to , Soyuz. (See P. .15 for artists conception of link-up)., ^Leonov, 41-year-old Soyuz commander, and,Kubasov, 40, blasted away only live thousandths thousandths of a second late at 8:20 a,m. EDT (4:20 p.m. local time) from Baikonur Cosmo-, drome near' the town of Tyuratam east of the Aral Sea. With Soviet television beaming beaming the view to hundreds of millions of persons around the globe for the first time, the 162- foot, 20-engine Soyuz rocket climbed slowly out of a pit in its concrete "firing 1 pad and rose over the flat, hot expanse of the Russian.base that opened the (CoottaBedonPageS) -

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  2. 15 Jul 1975, Tue,
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