The Manned Orbiting Laboratory

The U.S. Air Force MOL program from 1963 has been partly declassified. Space.com has a great article about the planned military space station.

Space.com: Military Space Station: Details of Secret Cold War Project | Video

NASA: MOL space suits

Popular Science: The Manned Orbital Laboratory the Air Force failed to launch

Astronautica: MOL

Secret Spacecraft: MOL

The U.S. wasn’t alone having secrets. It’s known that the Russian military space stations were armed but its just recently we learned the details about machine guns in space.

Popular Mechanics: Soviet Union’s secret Space Cannon

Popular Science: Soviet Space Station fired gun in orbit

Wikipedia: Manned Orbiting Laboratory | Dyna-Soar | Rikhter R-23

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