The Space Review: Big Black Bird

After five decades of secrecy, the details of the 1960s-era Manned Orbiting Laboratory MOL program are finally being revealed. MOL was started in late 1963 but did not get a formal approval from President Lyndon Johnson until 1965. Publicly, it was a two-person military space station program to conduct experiments to determine what military missions humans could accomplish in space.

via The Space Review: Big Black Bird.

Elements of the Manned Orbital Laboratory under construction in the 1960s. (credit: USAF)

My previous post about this laboratory here.