International training

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The training facilities and procedures at TsPK evolved for the Soviet national manned space programme in the early 1960s, and for the next decade or so, the thought of hosting crew members from other countries was not seriously entertained. However, with the creation of the US/USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), or as the Soviets preferred to call it, the Soyuz-Apollo Experimental Flight (EPAS), the Russians had to allow some American astronaut training at the centre for familiarisation with the Soyuz spacecraft and to get to know the cosmonauts they would work with in orbit.


International Space Station European Space Agency Space Flight Russian Language Soviet Space 
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