On July 15th, 1975, despite their nations’ rivalry both politically and in space exploration, Soviet and American mission commanders Alexey Leonov and Tom Stafford exchanged the first international handshake in space, while their respective Soyuz and Apollo spacecrafts were docked together for a period of two days. (via)

On July 15th, 1975, despite their nations’ rivalry both politically and in space exploration, Soviet and American mission commanders Alexey Leonov and Tom Stafford exchanged the first international handshake in space, while their respective Soyuz and Apollo spacecrafts were docked together for a period of two days. (via)