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Taylor
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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.
Status: Deceased.


Born: 1930.11.27.
Died: 1970.09.04.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Astronaut Category of persons, applied to those trained for spaceflight outside of Russia and China. More...

Associated Flights
  • 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...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

Taylor Chronology


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 - . LV Family: Titan. 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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