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Remembering the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

07/15/2005 11:30 AM

Yesterday's ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum commemorated the 30th anniversary of the historic meetup between U.S. and Soviet space vessels in outer space. The Apollo-Soyuz mission helped warm diplomatic relations between the superpowers while proving that the two spacecraft were compatible despite different measuring systems and air pressure standards.

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07/15/2005 1:30 PM

This reminds me of the way the two superpowers confronted the problem of writing in zero gravity. NASA spent millions on developing a pressurized pen that could be used in any environment, the Soviets used a pencil.

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