In spite of their long-standing variations in the course of the Cold War, in 1975 the US and USSR embarked on a joint mission into room.
The goal of the operation was to dock an American Apollo house capsule with a Soyuz one built by the Soviet Union.
The collaboration took spot at a time when it looked like diplomatic relations in between the two sides had been starting up to improve.
Tens of millions of people today viewed a live feed of the rendezvous as it took place 200km earlier mentioned the earth.
Penned and produced by Nick Holland.
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