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Capt. Michael Smith’s Journey to the Final Frontier and Beyond

  By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Children wonder at the marvel of airplanes in flight, many dream of becoming pilots and soaring the wide expanses of sky. One young North Carolina farm boy, though, saw beyond the wild, blue …

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Joint Space Operations

On 17 July 1975, the crews of the U.S. Apollo and Soviet Soyuz docked in space initiating the first manned space flight conducted jointly by the United States and Soviet Union.  The primary purpose of the mission, the Apollo Soyuz Test Project, was to test the compatibility of rendezvous and …

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