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May 5, 1958

Space Technology

Man’s Scientific Role in Space Debated

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Jetstar Appears to Meet Usaf Needs

MANAGEMENT

Executive Pay, Stock Holdings Reported By Aircraft Companies

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Space Technology

Man’s Scientific Role in Space Debated

Panel at AFOSR astronautics symposium questions whether man will be useful or merely “add noise.”

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Jetstar Appears to Meet Usaf Needs

Marietta, Ga.—Performance and characteristics at varied speed regimes and altitudes indicate that Lockheed’s fast, all-weather JetStar CL-329 is tailored to USAF’s urgent need of a flexible jet replacement for its current crop of obsolete World War II piston-vintage utility aircraft.

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MANAGEMENT

Executive Pay, Stock Holdings Reported By Aircraft Companies

Washington—Following is a list of executive salaries and stock holdings filed by aircraft companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission: FAIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORP.—R. Boutelle, president and chairman of board of directors, $116,072 salary and 5,563 shares of common stock; A. F. Flood, executive vice president, comptroller and director, $90,206 salary and 3,000 shares of common stock; W. L. Landers, vice president, $75,450 salary and no stock; J. A. Allis, director, no salary, 2,600 shares of common stock; R. B. Carney, director, no salary, 105 shares of common stock; C. H. Colvin, director, no salary, 263 shares of common stock; E. A. Eyre, director, no salary, 500 shares of common stock.
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Space Technology

Usaf Simulates Space Crew Conditions

Dayton—Project Longshot—a series of simulated space missions flown by five men sealed in a capsule—is convincing researchers that human factors will play an increasingly dominant role in the design of future USAF weapon systems. Weight, a prime consideration in designing systems for atmospheric flight, will be even more important in space vehicles.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Missile Countdown Is Complex Procedure

San Diego—Missile countdown, often the cause of pronounced emotional reactions during final minutes before launching, is a comprehensive sequential checkout encompassing as much of the missile as possible prior to flight. Procedure has its roots in the very design concepts of weapon systems such as the Atlas ICBM.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines May Face Military Traffic Loss

Defense officials foresee diversion of traffic if examiner’s proposal to drop discount is approved.

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AVIONICS

Tube Tests May Not Improve Reliability

Washington—Missile and avionic manufacturers who subject vacuum tubes to special tests and processing in the belief that this weeds out potential failures and improves equipment reliability will be jolted by results of Defense Department investigation.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Irish Air Lines’ Transatlantic Run Ties U.s., Off-line European Cities

Dublin—Irish Air Lines, after false starts in 1948 and 1952, began transatlantic service last week, tying in for the first time a long haul segment to the ultra-short-haul routes of its sister corporation, Aer Lingus. Expansion to the west has long been a primary goal for the state-backed Irish air system.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines List Salaries, Bonuses, Stock Holdings of Top Executives

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Space Technology

Doolittle Urges Adoption of Plan for Civil Control of Space Agency

Washington—Civilian control of the nation’s space program is necessary if major objectives are to be accomplished, James H. Doolittle, chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, told Congress last week. Doolittle appeared before the House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration to testify in support of the Administration proposal to create a National Aeronautics and Space Agency with NACA as its nucleus.

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