Taylor, James Martin
(1930-1970) American test pilot astronaut, 1965-1969.
Born in Stamps, Arkansas; married with three children. Receved BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1959. Selected November 12, 1965 USAF MOL Group 1; departed on June 10, 1969 with the cancellation of the MOL-Program. He served as an instructor pilot at the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. He was killed in the crash of his T-38 trainer near Palmdale, California, just over a year after the MOL cancellation.
Birth Place: Stamps, Arkansas.
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Astronaut Category of persons, applied to those trained for spaceflight outside of Russia and China. More...
MOL 3 Crew: Taylor, Crews. At the time of the cancellation of the MOL program in June 1969, the first manned mission was planned for early 1972. A crew of two would have spent thirty days in orbit operating sophisticated military reconnaisance equipment and other experiments. More...
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1965 November 12 -
- USAF MOL Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Adams; Finley; Lawyer; Macleay; Neubeck; Taylor. The group was selected to provide crews for flights of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, a classified military manned space station.. Qualifications: Qualified military pilot; graduate of Aerospace Research Pilot School; serving military officer; US citizen by birth..
1970 September 4 -
- Death of James Martin Taylor at Palmdale, California. Crash of T-38 trainer. - .
Nation: USA. Related Persons: Taylor. Summary: American test pilot astronaut, 1965-1969..
1972 Early -
. Launch Vehicle
: Titan 3M
- MOL 3 (cancelled) - .
Crew: Taylor; Crews. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Taylor; Crews. Flight: MOL 3. Spacecraft: MOL. Summary: At the time of the cancellation of the MOL program in June 1969, the first manned mission was planned for early 1972. A crew of two would have spent thirty days in orbit operating sophisticated military reconnaisance equipment and other experiments..
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