The Soviet-American Space Alliance

New research reveals that the Space Race wasn't quite as embittered as we were led to believe.

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  • The crew of the Apollo-Soyuz, the first two-nation cooperative space mission.Photo Credit: Wikipedia
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  • Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy meet in Vienna, 1961.

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  • Richard Nixon and Alexei Kosygin sign a joint agreement on "Cooperation in the Fields of Science and Technology", 1972.

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  • American Thomas P. Stafford (foreground) and Russian Aleksei A. Leonov shake hands in space on July 17, 1975 during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

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  • American stronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton and Russian cosmonaut Alexey A. Leonov in the Soyuz Orbital Module.

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