The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First International Manned Space Mission
Top of marker:
On July 17, 1975, an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz space craft docked in space for the first international manned space mission. Three months after the crewmembers of the Apollo-Soyuz test project—astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Donald Slayton & Vance Brand & cosmonauts Aleksel A. Leonov & Valeri N. Kubasov—planted Sophie’s Japonica trees at this site to commemorate cooperation in space between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
U.S.A. Apollo U.S.S.R. Soyuz
West side of marker:
Gift of Thomas P. Stafford 1994
Location. 38° 53.303′ N, 77° 1.305′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 7th Street SW just south of Jefferson Drive SW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. On the west side of the grounds of the National Air & Space Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uranus (within shouting distance of this marker); Yayoi Kusama (within shouting distance of this marker); 320th Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker); Yoko Ono (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza (about 300 feet away); Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza (about 400 feet away); The Williams Slave Pen (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
More about this marker. The engraving on the top of the marker is hard to read under sunlight.
Also see . . . The Apollo-Soyuz Mission. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on October 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.