July 15, 1975 at 15 hours 20 minutes Moscow time from the Baykonur cosmodrome (USSR) was launched spacecraft "Soyuz-19" with cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov on board. And after seven and a half hours from Cape Canaveral (USA) was launched spacecraft "Apollo" with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald Slayton. July 17 ships docked, becoming the prototype of the future of the International Space Station.
Interactive project for Russia Today news website. The project shows the chronology of events in 1975 — Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (first international docking in space).