What we collect!
Stamporama Anniversary
The Stamp Club for People Who Love Stamps


Main Menu
Dot Home
Dot The Rambler
Dot Stamporama Gazette
Dot Articles
Dot Historic Articles
Dot Advert/Business Cards
Dot Exhibits
Dot FAQs 
Dot Join
Dot Code of Conduct
Dot User Agreement
Dot Management Team 
Dot Contact Webmaster
Dot Member Messages
      -- View Messages
      -- Sent Messages
      -- Send a Message
Dot Auction
      -- Introduction
      -- Closing in 24 Hrs
      -- All New Items
      -- Rules
      -- Tutorial
      -- Auction FAQ
      -- Descriptive Terms
Dot Approvals
      -- User Guide
      -- Categories
      -- All Books
      -- New Books
      -- Templates
Dot Invoicing
      -- To Buyers
      -- From Sellers
Dot Discussion Board
      -- New User Inf.
      -- Posted in Last Day
      -- Posted in Last Week
      -- Last 30 Postings
      -- Show Topics
      -- Search
      -- Upload an Image
      -- Format a Message
      -- Emoticons
      -- DB Email Maint.
Dot The Penny Page
Dot Links
DotSet Screen Width
     -- Narrow
     -- Wide
     -- Wider
Visitors Online

Members Only
Dot Enter

Admin. Only
Dot Enter

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Tracking Station

by John Macco
30th of January 2010

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) the first joint flight with the United States and Soviet Union presented an unprecedented challenge to the personnel of the Spaceflight Tracking Data Network (STDN) to provide the vital link between earth and the Apollo and Soyuz. Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) located in Greenbelt, Md. was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the worldwide network. The ASTP cover shown was cancelled on splashdown day of the Apollo spacecraft on July 24, 1975. The Greenbelt, Md. post office where GSFC is located used a slogan cancel fron July 15-Oct 31, 1975 which read: APOLLO-SOYUZ/PEACEFUL USES OF/OUTER SPACE. Tracking station covers were avidly collected in the 70's and 80's. With the implementation of the Tracking Data Relay Satellite System in the mid 1980's, the STDN tracking stations were closed.





Return to list of Articles

Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails


This site is provided by Roy Lingen at www.buckacover.com

User Agreement

Copyright © 2017 Stamporama.com