ASTP Pre-launch covers

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

Initial plans meetings

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

US - USSR space cooperation agreement signature

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

US - USSR space cooperation agreement signature

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

Soviet team arrive at MSC

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

ASTP docking talks

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"

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

Fletcher meeting with Keldysh

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

Apollo crew selection

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

Apollo crew selection a classic signed cover by Apollo crew

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

Soviet cosmonauts at JSC signed by Soyuz-19 crew

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

Soviet cosmonauts visit JSC SV-ASTP-1973-T1

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

Soviet cosmonauts visit JSC

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

ASTP docking talks

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

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

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

Soviet cosmonauts and engineers arrived at JSC

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

Docking talks SCCS cover with MPP

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

further plans SCCS cover

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

Further plans SCCS cover with MPP

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

Apollo crew for 3 week training in USSR

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

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

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

ASTP docking tests

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

ASTP flight crews arrive in Washington, DC

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

ASTP flight crews meet with President Ford

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting in Houston

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

Cosmonaut training in JSC SCCS cover with MPP

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

Cosmonaut training in JSC SCCS cover

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

Cosmonaut training in JSC

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

ATS-6 testing

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

Russian flight directors visit JSC

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

Russian flight directors visit JSC

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

Soviet flight controllers in JSC

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

Soyuz 16 launch

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

Soyuz-16 tracking exercise

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

Soyuz 16 landing

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

joint procedures simulations

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).

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

Altitude Chamber test with prime crew

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

Last major meeting of the work groups

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

Last major meeting of the work groups

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

Final meetings in US

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

ASTP crews arrive at KSC Bob Whitney cachet

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

ASTP crews arrive at KSC

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

Soviet crews arrive at KSC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cosmonauts visit KSC

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

cosmonauts visit KSC

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

JSC visit and training

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

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

ASTP spacemen arrive at JSC

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

ASTP spacemen arrive at JSC

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

Final joint crew training in JSC

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

Final joint crew training in JSC machine cancellation

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

Final preflight joint press conference

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

Final preflight joint press conference

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

Simulations between Moscow and Houston

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

Simulations between Moscow and Houston

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

Simulations between Moscow and Houston

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

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

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

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

Information flyer
Information flyer

arrangement made by Ken Havekotte

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

Saturn 1-B rolled out to Launch pad 39B

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

Saturn 1-B roll-out SCCS cachet

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

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

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

US crew visit to Moscow

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

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

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

ASTP flight simulation at JSC

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

ASTP flight simulation at JSC

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

Moscow/Houston flight simulation at JSC

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

Apollo crew press conference on their visit to USSR

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

Apollo crew press conference on their visit to USSR

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

Emergency egress operations

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

Emergency egress operations

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

Flight readiness test, CSM

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

Flight readiness test, CSM

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

Last day of flight readiness test

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

Flight readiness test, LV systems

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

Flight readiness test, LV systems

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

Final press conference

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

Final press conference

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

Spacecraft ordnance installed

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

Spacecraft ordnance installed

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

Leak tests

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

Leak tests

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

first day of hypergolic loading

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

first day of hypergolic loading

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

first day of hypergolic loading

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

last day of hypergolic loading

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

last day of hypergolic loading

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

Saturn RP-1 load

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

Saturn RP-1 load

Jun 24 1975 - Houston
Jun 24 1975 - Houston

Apollo crew isolation begins SCCS

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

CDDT Starts

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

CDDT - communication test and fuel cell preparation

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

CDDT - communication test and fuel cell preparation

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

CDDT - communication test and fuel cell preparation

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

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

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

CDDT, Command module supply loading finished

Jun 29 1975 - Houston
Jun 29 1975 - Houston

ASTP flight controllers final simulation

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

CDDT, helium loading into CSM and batteries activation

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

Apollo CSM pressurization tests

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

Apollo CSM pressurization tests

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

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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

Launch Escape System (LES) checkout

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

CDDT Wet Complete

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

CDDT Wet Complete

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

CDDT complete

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

final CDDT with prime crew

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

final CDDT with prime crew

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

final CDDT with prime crew

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

launch escape system ordnance installed

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

Apollo crew arrives at Patrick AFB

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

Apollo crew arrives at Patrick AFB

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

US countdown - 42h 30m to LIFTOFF

Announcement of ASTP special postmarks
Announcement of ASTP special postmarks

Cheyenne, WY meter front

Announcement of ASTP special postmarks
Announcement of ASTP special postmarks

Cheyenne, WY meter back