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    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Charlie Duke, Serial Number 232. This 35mm sterling silver medal, with the mission dates engraved on the reverse, is in the original issue plastic box. This medallion, though not flown, was made to commemorate the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international manned space effort. During July 17-19, 1975, following three years of preparations, three U.S. astronauts (Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton) and two Soviet cosmonauts (Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov) linked an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz capsule in Earth orbit. While docked for 44 hours, the two crews visited each other's ships and conducted joint scientific experiments. The design shows the docking maneuver above the Earth, and the names of the mission and crew members. The reverse includes the title "First Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Space Flight" and the engraved dates. Excellent condition.

    This medallion comes complete with a signed Letter of Certification from Charles M. Duke, Jr.


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    October, 2008
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