S75-20361

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Artist Statement

S75-20361 is a rendering of the American crew insignia of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The names of all five crew members and the words "Apollo" in English and "Soyuz" in Russian encircle an artist's concept of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft, moments before docking in Earth orbit. The white stars on the blue background represent American astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander; Vance D. Brand, command module pilot; and Donald (Deke) K. Slayton, docking module pilot. The dark gold stars on the red background represent Soviet cosmonauts Aleksey A. Leonov, commander, and Valeriy N. Kubasov, engineer. Soyuz and Apollo were launched separately from the USSR and United States, then docked together for two days, allowing for the astronauts to come aboard each spacecraft via a docking module. The mission was a resounding success for both nations, not only as a space flight, but also as a practical expression of the cooperation that existed at the time between the United States and Soviet Union.

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by our head curator is included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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