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The Cigarette That Ended The Cold War

"A limited release cigarette to celebrate the first international space link-up." After a particularly engrossing Retronaut binge, we came upon a photo of a pack of cigarettes from 1975 that were made to commemorate the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project —  the first joint U.S./Soviet space flight. The symbolic journey was immortalized with these limited-release cigarettes.

 

While there were initial disputes from both parties involved, the mission was ultimately a success and was one of the first steps in improving relations between the United States and the USSR. 


Jeremy Glass is the Supercompressor Vice editor and can't help but assume that astronauts probably aren't allowed to smoke in space.