Artist’s rendering of WGS-11+

Photo Gallery

Space Test Program Experiments

M88-1 on STS-44. M88-1 was part of the Military Man in Space (MMIS) program. At this time the military was trying to decide if it had a manned requirement in space. This program evaluated the capability of man in space to enhance air, naval and ground force operations and assessed the feasibility of observations of space debris while in orbit. M88-1 was a test of what a manned (military) observer in space could accomplish. The collective results from this experiment and others were essentially that the Department of Defense did not see utility in manned space and the MMIS program was cancelled. The DoD focused on robotic systems that we fly today. (USAF photo)

VIRIN: 160305-F-IN001-052.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.