WORLD RECORDS OF THE ASTP MISSION.
File on Absolute World and World Records of the World's First Joint Flight of the Soyuz (USSR) and Apollo (USA) Spacecraft on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project... July 15-19, 1975. Baikonur, Moscow, and Cape Canaveral: [USSR Aerosports Federation and USA National Aeronautics Association], 1975.
Approximately 100 pp. 12 x 9 inches. Text in Russian and English. 36 black and white photographs mounted, some of which reproduce diagrams. Original blue vinyl covers, gilt lettered. Extremities very slightly rubbed.
Provenance: Christie's East, September 18, 1999, lot 209.
THE OFFICIAL FLIGHT REPORTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL AERONAUTICAL FEDERATION, one of eight copies reproduced, only two of which were bound in blue.
The French Fédération Aéronautique Internationale is responsible for maintaining records of aeronautical and astronautical achievements. Anyone claiming a record must submit detailed technical information and affidavits to the FAI. The present volume is the official report prepared jointly by the US and Soviet authorities.
With multiple statements in both English and Russian signed by I.G. Borisenko of the USSR Aerosports Federation and Carl R. Huss of the US National Aeronautical Association, bearing witness to various aspects of the mission. Also with two copies each, both SIGNED, of the reports of: ALEXEI LEONOV; VALERY KUBASOV; TOM STAFFORD; and the three Apollo crew members together.
Additionally SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by Bob Brecker, Peter Frank, Carl Huss, Kenneth Kleinbrecht, Chris Kraft, Glenn Lunney, Sig Sjoberg, and Deke Slayton.