Apollo Soyuz Test Project Model Museum Exhibit Rare Large 1/25 Scale USA Soviet For Sale
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Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ATSP) Model Museum Exhibit
Model of the American Apollo CSM
and Soviet Soyuz Docked
Large 1/25 Scale Model
Measures 32.5 x 12 x 20 Inches
On exhibit for 20 years in a world renowned Museum of Astrogeology. The exhibit was part of an Astronaut Hall of Fame throughout the 1980s and 1990s. I was associated as an exhibit contractor for decades and was very familiar with the history and retirement of this exhibit. I have owned the model for about 20 years and have kept them in a climate control storage. This project model was built custom by Pacific Miniatures for the Space Division of Rockwell International, a NASA contractor. This is the rare and hard to find early larger 1/25 scale model made of painted metal and wood. It is not the smaller 1/50 scale models that sold at sale for $6,100 and $11,875 just a few years ago at Bonhams. It has some minor scratches, scuffs, and minor cracks in the black docking module between the spacecrafts. The docking module very small communication antenna has missing for 40 years. The entire model is mounted above a 13.5-inch oval wood base with a plaque reading: "Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Scale 1/25, Space Division, Rockwell International".
In the historical photographs below with the ATSP crew, President Ford and dignitaries; displayed on the tables, is a large 1/25 scale 32.5 inch model, like the item for sale here. There was a handful of these models that where used by NASA for promotional events, as shown in the photographs below. This larger scale model was commissioned in the early/mid 1970s.
Please look carefully at my images in this listing. You may look at my website for more detailed images of this exhibit. Just add .net or .com to my seller or store name. Again, these items were on exhibit for 20 years and show some signs of wear. Please look at the "Apollo Soyuz Test Project Model Museum Exhibit" page link on my website.
I can answer questions and send additional detailed images by messaging. I do not sell outside of . I have been a seller since 2000 with 100% positive response.
Although the shipping method is specified as "Local Pickup Only", shipping is open for negotiation. I prefer to use the UPS Store for packing and shipping. The unpackaged weight is 15 pounds and the model is 32.5 inches in length, by 12 inches tall by 20 inches at the widest across the Soyuz solar panels. The properly packaged model would easily double in weight and increase in size for shipping. I would be open to deliver the exhibit personally to your location or museum, this also is open for negotiation.
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HISTORICAL FROM NASA:
The first international partnership in space wasn't the International Space Station. It wasn't even the Shuttle-Mir series of missions. It was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international human spaceflight. On July 15, 1975, an Apollo spacecraft launched carrying a crew of three and docked two days later on July 17, with a Soyuz spacecraft and its crew of two.
Designed to test the compatibility of rendezvous and docking systems and the possibility of an international space rescue, the nine-day Apollo-Soyuz mission brought together two former spaceflight rivals: the United States and the Soviet Union.
The United States launched an Apollo command and service module on a Saturn IB rocket. The Apollo spacecraft, while nearly identical to the type that orbited the moon and later carried astronauts to Skylab, was modified to provide for experiments, extra propellant tanks and the addition of controls and equipment related to the docking module.
The Soyuz was the primary Soviet spacecraft used for manned flight since its introduction in 1967. The docking module was designed and constructed by NASA to serve as an airlock and transfer corridor between the two craft.
During nearly two days of joint activities, the mission's two Soviet cosmonauts and three U.S. astronauts carried out five joint experiments and exchanged commemorative items.
The successful Apollo-Soyuz Test Project paved the way for future international partnerships.
The joint U.S.-USSR crew for the Apollo Soyuz Test Project. Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford (standing on left), commander of the American crew; Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (standing on right), commander of the Soviet crew; Astronaut Donald K. Slayton (seated on left), docking module pilot of the American crew; Astronaut Vance D. Brand (seated in center), command module pilot of the American crew; and Cosmonaut Valeriy N. Kubasov (seated on right), engineer on the Soviet crew.
(7 Sept. 1974) President Gerald R. Ford removes the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft model from a model set depicting the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, an Earth orbital docking and rendezvous mission involving crewmen from the U.S. and USSR, who visited Mr. Ford at the White House. The cosmonauts and astronauts are, left to right, Vladimir A. Shatalov, Chief, Cosmonaut Training; Valeriy N. Kubasov, ASTP Soviet engineer; Aleksey A. Leonov, ASTP Soviet crew commander; Thomas P. Stafford, ASTP American crew commander; Donald K. Slayton, American crew's docking module pilot; and Vance D. Brand, command module pilot for the U.S. team. Dr. George M. Low, Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is partially obscured behind Mr. Ford.
(7 Sept. 1974) The five prime crewmen of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission visit President Gerald R. Ford in the White House during a two-day tour of the nation's capitol. The American astronauts were hosts to the Soviet cosmonauts. Left to right, are cosmonaut Vladimir A. Shatalov, Chief of Astronaut Training for the USSR; cosmonaut Valeriy N. Kubasov, engineer on the Soviet crew; cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov, commander of the Soviet crew; Anatoliy Dobrynin, USSR ambassador to the U.S.; the Chief Executive; Dr. George M. Low, NASA Deputy Administrator; astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, commander of the American crew; astronaut Donald K. Slayton, docking module pilot of the American crew; and astronaut Vance D. Brand, command module pilot of the American crew.
(7 Sept. 1974) Apollo-Soyuz Test Program Crew, President Ford and Dignitaries
Apollo Soyuz Test Project Model Museum Exhibit (#SD101425)