ASTP Pre-launch covers

Jun 21, 1971 - Houston, TX
Jun 21, 1971 - Houston, TX

Initial plans meetings

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May 24, 1972 - Moscow
May 24, 1972 - Moscow

US - USSR space cooperation agreement signature

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May 24, 1972 - KSC
May 24, 1972 - KSC

US - USSR space cooperation agreement signature

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Jul 6, 1972 - Houston
Jul 6, 1972 - Houston

Soviet team arrive at MSC

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Jul 6, 1972 - Houston
Jul 6, 1972 - Houston

ASTP docking talks

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Oct 28, 1972 - Houston
Oct 28, 1972 - Houston

Preliminary System Review (stage I) note, the ASTP emblem was introduced only on March 1974 thus this cachet in not 100% "clean"

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Oct 28, 1972 - Houston
Oct 28, 1972 - Houston

Fletcher meeting with Keldysh

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Jan 30, 1973 - Houston
Jan 30, 1973 - Houston

Apollo crew selection

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Jan 30, 1973 - Houston
Jan 30, 1973 - Houston

Apollo crew selection a classic signed cover by Apollo crew

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Mar 15, 1973 - Houston
Mar 15, 1973 - Houston

Soviet cosmonauts at JSC signed by Soyuz-19 crew

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Jul 9, 1973 - Houston
Jul 9, 1973 - Houston

Soviet cosmonauts visit JSC SV-ASTP-1973-T1

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Jul 9, 1973 - Houston
Jul 9, 1973 - Houston

Soviet cosmonauts visit JSC

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Jul 9, 1973 - Houston
Jul 9, 1973 - Houston

ASTP docking talks

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Dec 3, 1973 - KSC
Dec 3, 1973 - KSC

"fantasy" cover the actual ASTP Saturn 1B roll-out took place on Mar 24, 1975

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Apr 15, 1974 - Houston
Apr 15, 1974 - Houston

Soviet cosmonauts and engineers arrived at JSC

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Apr 15, 1974 - Houston
Apr 15, 1974 - Houston

Docking talks SCCS cover with MPP

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Apr 15, 1974 - Houston
Apr 15, 1974 - Houston

further plans SCCS cover

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Jun 23, 1974 - Houston
Jun 23, 1974 - Houston

Further plans SCCS cover with MPP

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Jun 24, 1974 - Moscow
Jun 24, 1974 - Moscow

Apollo crew for 3 week training in USSR

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Aug 12, 1974 - Moscow
Aug 12, 1974 - Moscow

Cosmos-672 launch - unmanned analogue of Soyuz-19 spacecraft SV-CS-1974-T1-brown

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Aug 27, 1974 - Houston
Aug 27, 1974 - Houston

ASTP docking tests

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Sep 6, 1974 - Washington
Sep 6, 1974 - Washington

ASTP flight crews arrive in Washington, DC

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Sep 7, 1974 - Washington
Sep 7, 1974 - Washington

ASTP flight crews meet with President Ford

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Sep 7, 1974 - Cape Canaveral
Sep 7, 1974 - Cape Canaveral

Apollo command module arrived on C-5 cargo plane at Cape Canaveral

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Sep 7, 1974 - Patrick AFB
Sep 7, 1974 - Patrick AFB

Apollo command module arrived on C-5 cargo plane at Cape Canaveral

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Sep 9, 1974 - Webster, TX MPP
Sep 9, 1974 - Webster, TX MPP

Meeting in Houston

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Sep 9, 1974 - Houston
Sep 9, 1974 - Houston

Cosmonaut training in JSC SCCS cover with MPP

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Sep 9, 1974 - Houston
Sep 9, 1974 - Houston

Cosmonaut training in JSC SCCS cover

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Sep 9, 1974 - Houston
Sep 9, 1974 - Houston

Cosmonaut training in JSC

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Oct 23, 1974 - Houston
Oct 23, 1974 - Houston

ATS-6 testing

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Oct 24, 1974 - Houston
Oct 24, 1974 - Houston

Russian flight directors visit JSC

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Oct 24, 1974 - Houston
Oct 24, 1974 - Houston

Russian flight directors visit JSC

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Oct 24, 1974 - Houston
Oct 24, 1974 - Houston

Soviet flight controllers in JSC

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Dec 2, 1974 - Moscow
Dec 2, 1974 - Moscow

Soyuz 16 launch

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Dec 3, 1974 - Houston
Dec 3, 1974 - Houston

Soyuz-16 tracking exercise

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Dec 8, 1974 - Moscow
Dec 8, 1974 - Moscow

Soyuz 16 landing

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Dec 20, 1974 - Houston
Dec 20, 1974 - Houston

joint procedures simulations

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Jan 12, 1975 - Houston
Jan 12, 1975 - Houston

Soyuz-17 docking Salyut tracking by NASA. Although this cover shows the event as part of ASTP preparation, Soyuz-17 has never been tasked to perform any ASTP activity (at least officially).

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Jan 14, 1975 - KSC
Jan 14, 1975 - KSC

Altitude Chamber test with prime crew

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Jan 14, 1975 - KSC
Jan 14, 1975 - KSC

Altitude Chamber test with prime crew

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Jan 16, 1975 - KSC
Jan 16, 1975 - KSC

2nd CSM manned Altitude Chamber test with backup crew

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Jan 20, 1975 - Houston
Jan 20, 1975 - Houston

Last major meeting of the work groups

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Jan 20, 1975 - Houston
Jan 20, 1975 - Houston

Last major meeting of the work groups

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Jan 27, 1975 - Houston
Jan 27, 1975 - Houston

Final meetings in US

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Jan 29, 1975 - KSC
Jan 29, 1975 - KSC

Docking test with both USSR and US docking stations

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Feb 8, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Feb 8, 1975 - C. Canaveral

ASTP crews arrive at KSC Bob Whitney cachet

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Feb 8, 1975 - KSC
Feb 8, 1975 - KSC

ASTP crews arrive at KSC

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Feb 8, 1975 - KSC
Feb 8, 1975 - KSC

Soviet crews arrive at KSC

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Feb 10, 1975 - KSC
Feb 10, 1975 - KSC

ASTP crews arrive at KSC SV-ASTP-1975-T1

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Feb 10, 1975 - KSC
Feb 10, 1975 - KSC

Last day of KSC visit. Launch facilities inspection and press conference

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Feb 10, 1975 - KSC
Feb 10, 1975 - KSC

Last day of KSC visit. Launch facilities inspection and press conference

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Feb 10, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Feb 10, 1975 - C. Canaveral

cosmonauts visit KSC

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Feb 10, 1975 - KSC
Feb 10, 1975 - KSC

cosmonauts visit KSC

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Feb 11, 1975 - Houston
Feb 11, 1975 - Houston

JSC visit and training

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Feb 11, 1975
Feb 11, 1975

ASTP spacemen arrive at JSC looks more like a souvenir card with no stamp and postmark, but signed by Alexey Leonov

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Feb 11, 1975 - Houston
Feb 11, 1975 - Houston

ASTP spacemen arrive at JSC

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Feb 11, 1975 - Houston
Feb 11, 1975 - Houston

ASTP spacemen arrive at JSC

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Feb 11, 1975 - Houston
Feb 11, 1975 - Houston

Final joint crew training in JSC

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Feb 11, 1975 - Houston
Feb 11, 1975 - Houston

Final joint crew training in JSC machine cancellation

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Feb 26, 1975 - Houston
Feb 26, 1975 - Houston

Final preflight joint press conference

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Feb 26, 1975 - Houston
Feb 26, 1975 - Houston

Final preflight joint press conference

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Mar 20, 1975 - Moscow
Mar 20, 1975 - Moscow

Simulations between Moscow and Houston

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Mar 20, 1975 - Houston
Mar 20, 1975 - Houston

Simulations between Moscow and Houston

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Mar 20, 1975 - Houston
Mar 20, 1975 - Houston

Simulations between Moscow and Houston

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March 24, 1975 - KSC
March 24, 1975 - KSC

Saturn 1B launch vehicle start moving to the Pad B, Launch Complex 39

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March 25, 1975 - KSC
March 25, 1975 - KSC

cover carried on the ML-1 launcher that moved Saturn 1B to the Pad 39

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Information flyer
Information flyer

arrangement made by Ken Havekotte

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March 24, 1975 - C. Canaveral
March 24, 1975 - C. Canaveral

Saturn 1-B rolled out to Launch pad 39B

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March 24, 1975 - C. Canaveral
March 24, 1975 - C. Canaveral

Saturn 1-B roll-out SCCS cachet

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March 28, 1975 - Moscow
March 28, 1975 - Moscow

Soyuz-16 stamp FDOI SV-S16-1975-T1

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April 20, 1975 - Moscow
April 20, 1975 - Moscow

US crew visit to Moscow

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May 8, 1975 - Moscow
May 8, 1975 - Moscow

A. Leonov stamp FDOI SV-ASTP-1975-T2

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May 13, 1975 - Houston
May 13, 1975 - Houston

ASTP flight simulation at JSC

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May 13, 1975 - Houston
May 13, 1975 - Houston

ASTP flight simulation at JSC

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May 13, 1975 - Houston
May 13, 1975 - Houston

Moscow/Houston flight simulation at JSC

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May 14, 1975 - Houston
May 14, 1975 - Houston

Apollo crew press conference on their visit to USSR

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May 14, 1975 - Houston
May 14, 1975 - Houston

Apollo crew press conference on their visit to USSR

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May 15, 1975 - C. Canaveral
May 15, 1975 - C. Canaveral

Saturn 1B overall test

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May 22, 1975 - KSC
May 22, 1975 - KSC

Emergency egress operations

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May 22, 1975 - KSC
May 22, 1975 - KSC

Emergency egress operations

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May 27, 1975 - KSC
May 27, 1975 - KSC

Flight readiness test, CSM

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May 27, 1975 - KSC
May 27, 1975 - KSC

Flight readiness test, CSM

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May 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral
May 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral

Last day of flight readiness test

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May 28, 1975 - KSC
May 28, 1975 - KSC

Flight readiness test, LV systems

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May 28, 1975 - KSC
May 28, 1975 - KSC

Flight readiness test, LV systems

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Jun 6, 1975 - Houston
Jun 6, 1975 - Houston

Final press conference

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Jun 6, 1975 - Houston
Jun 6, 1975 - Houston

Final press conference

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June, 12 1975 - C. Canaveral
June, 12 1975 - C. Canaveral

Spacecraft ordnance installed

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June, 12 1975 - C. Canaveral
June, 12 1975 - C. Canaveral

Spacecraft ordnance installed

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Jun 13, 1975 - KSC
Jun 13, 1975 - KSC

Leak tests

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Jun 13, 1975 - KSC
Jun 13, 1975 - KSC

Leak tests

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Jun 16, 1975 - KSC
Jun 16, 1975 - KSC

first day of hypergolic loading

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Jun 16, 1975 - KSC
Jun 16, 1975 - KSC

first day of hypergolic loading

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Jun 16, 1975 - KSC
Jun 16, 1975 - KSC

first day of hypergolic loading

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20 Jun, 1975 - C. Canaveral
20 Jun, 1975 - C. Canaveral

last day of hypergolic loading

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20 Jun, 1975 - KSC
20 Jun, 1975 - KSC

last day of hypergolic loading

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Jun 23, 1975 - KSC
Jun 23, 1975 - KSC

Saturn RP-1 load

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Jun 23, 1975 - KSC
Jun 23, 1975 - KSC

Saturn RP-1 load

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Jun 24 1975 - Houston
Jun 24 1975 - Houston

Apollo crew isolation begins SCCS

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Jun 25, 1975 - KSC
Jun 25, 1975 - KSC

CDDT Starts

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Jun 27, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 27, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT - communication test and fuel cell preparation

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Jun 27, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 27, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT - communication test and fuel cell preparation

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Jun 27, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 27, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT - communication test and fuel cell preparation

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Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jun 28, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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Jun 29 1975 - Houston
Jun 29 1975 - Houston

ASTP flight controllers final simulation

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June 29, 1975 - C. Canaveral
June 29, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT, helium loading into CSM and batteries activation

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Jun 30, 1975 - KSC
Jun 30, 1975 - KSC

Apollo CSM pressurization tests

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Jun 30, 1975 - KSC
Jun 30, 1975 - KSC

Apollo CSM pressurization tests

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Jul 1, 1975 - KSC
Jul 1, 1975 - KSC

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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Jul 1, 1975 - KSC
Jul 1, 1975 - KSC

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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Jul 1, 1975 - KSC
Jul 1, 1975 - KSC

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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Jul 1, 1975 - KSC
Jul 1, 1975 - KSC

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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Jul 2, 1975 - KSC
Jul 2, 1975 - KSC

CDDT Wet Complete

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Jul 2, 1975 - KSC
Jul 2, 1975 - KSC

CDDT Wet Complete

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Jul 3, 1975 - C. Canaveral
Jul 3, 1975 - C. Canaveral

CDDT complete

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Jul 3, 1975 - KSC
Jul 3, 1975 - KSC

final CDDT with prime crew

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Jul 3, 1975 - KSC
Jul 3, 1975 - KSC

final CDDT with prime crew

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Jul 3, 1975 - KSC
Jul 3, 1975 - KSC

final CDDT with prime crew

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Jul 10, 1975 - KSC
Jul 10, 1975 - KSC

launch escape system ordnance installed

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Jul 12, 1975 - PAFB
Jul 12, 1975 - PAFB

Apollo crew arrives at Patrick AFB

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Jul 12, 1975 - PAFB
Jul 12, 1975 - PAFB

Apollo crew arrives at Patrick AFB

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Jul 13, 1975 - Cape Canaveral
Jul 13, 1975 - Cape Canaveral

US countdown - 42h 30m to LIFTOFF

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Announcement of ASTP special postmarks
Announcement of ASTP special postmarks

Cheyenne, WY meter front

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Announcement of ASTP special postmarks
Announcement of ASTP special postmarks

Cheyenne, WY meter back

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