OMEGA Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz 1975

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OMEGA Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz 1975

Postby koimaster » August 17th 2016, 9:19am

In 2014, we already covered the Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz and the background of this watch: The Apoll0-Soyuz mission in 1975.

Two super powers forgot about the Cold War for just a moment by docking the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts at an altitude of 138 miles. Launched at the 15th of July in 1975, the docking took place on the 17th of July and lasted for 44 hours. After the docking, the American crew transferred from the Apollo to the Soyuz spacecraft.

All men in this mission, astronauts and cosmonauts, wore Omega Speedmaster watches. Interesting enough, commander Thomas P. Stafford (we had a look at his personal watch here), wore his gold Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI that he received. The other NASA crew members wore the issued caliber 321 Speedmaster Professional watches. All cosmonauts wore the later Speedmaster Professional 145.022 with caliber 861 movement.


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