Regardless of their long-standing variations in the middle of the Chilly Struggle, in 1975 the US and USSR launched right into a joint mission into space.
The intention of the operation was to dock an American Apollo space capsule with a Soyuz one made by the Soviet Union.
The collaboration befell at a time when it appeared like diplomatic relations between the two sides had been starting to reinforce.
Thousands and thousands of people watched a reside feed of the rendezvous as a result of it occurred 200km above the earth.
Written and produced by Nick Holland.
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