manned orbiting laboratory


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manned orbiting laboratory

[′mand ′ȯr·bəd·iŋ ′lab·rə‚tȯr·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
An earth-orbiting satellite which contains instrumentation and personnel for continuous measurement and surveillance of the earth, its atmosphere, and space. Abbreviated MOL.
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In 1966 he was assigned to the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program as an astronaut.
In 1966, Fullerton was selected for and served as a flight crew member for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program until its termination in 1969.
In 1966, Fullerton was selected to serve as a member of the flight crew for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory program, which was canceled in 1969.
MOL, the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, and NERVA, the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Applications, would be canceled a few years later.
He got a graduate degree in aeronautics and was chosen as an astronaut for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program in 1966.
ASI will use a portion of the manned orbiting laboratory later in this decade.

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