New Opportunities: Europe America Space Flight 500

In 1991, the collapse of the Soviet Union signaled the end of the Cold War and changed the landscape of international relations, especially between former adversaries. Shortly after the dissolution, private individuals from the United States and Russia collaborated on a historic step to repair relations damaged by nearly fifty years of tension. 

The result was a commercial spacecraft mission named Europe-America Space Flight 500, a pivot point between two influential periods of history. A peace rocket utilizing former Soviet military technology, filled with souvenirs advocating for peace, and promoting business connections, Space Flight 500 was a remarkable symbol of cooperation between both nations in the new post-Cold War era. 


Sarit Laschinsky