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Cooperation In Space

On May 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit Moscow, and the second U.S. President to visit the U.S.S.R. During this trip the United States and U.S.S.R. made agreements regarding arms limitations, the environment and space.

On May 24, 1972, President Nixon and Soviet Chairman Alexei Kosygin signed the Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes. This culminated in the 1975 linking of an Apollo spacecraft with a Soyuz command module.

General Records of the United States Government, National Archives and Records Administration.

President Nixon and Alexei Kosygin, Soviet Chairman, in Moscow signing the Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes, May 24, 1972.

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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