NW072 1/144 MOL

Manned Orbiting Laboratory

MOL (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) was the USAF manned space project cancelled in 1969. The crew rode the station into orbit and returned to Earth aboard a Gemini B capsule that was part of the station (no rendezvous or docking was required). Experiments planned ranged from military reconnaisance using large optical cameras and side-looking radar, throught interception and inspection of satellites, to exploring the usefulness of man in space and test of manned maneuvering units.
After cancellation, some of the reconnaisance systems ended up in later KH series satellites, and some of manned experiments were accomplished on Skylab.

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