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March 23, 1959

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Pershing to Test Industry’s Missile Role

AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Opens Hearings on Panam 707 Atlantic Dive; Crew Testifies

Space Technology

Nuclear Rocket Effort Acceleration Urged

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Pershing to Test Industry’s Missile Role

Huntsville, Ala.—Army-Martin Pershing 500-750 mi. missile is the first large ballistic system for which Army has entrusted a major part of development to a contractor. The approach differs from that used in the Redstone and Jupiter systems— where Army laboratories, assisted by Chrysler Corp., carried the missile all the way through prototype production before cutting the umbilical cord.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Opens Hearings on Panam 707 Atlantic Dive; Crew Testifies

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Space Technology

Nuclear Rocket Effort Acceleration Urged

Washington—Acceleration of the U. S. program for development of a usable nuclear rocket test vehicle was urged last week by Thiokol Chemical Corp. engineers during testimony before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics. The recommendation was made in a joint statement by W. J. Reinhardt, chief technical planning engineer, and J. ƒ. Newgard and Myron Levoy, nuclear propulsion project engineers, during the committee’s inquiry into rocket and space vehicle propulsion systems.
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Space Technology

Asme Warned Against Space ‘panic’

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AIR TRANSPORT

Latin Traffic Plan May Cut U.s. Revenue

Miami—A new formula for dividing passenger traffic, now backed by all South American governments, threatens to make substantial inroads on gross revenues of U. S. scheduled airlines. This “regional concept of traffic,” an outgrowth of the rapid spread of nationalism throughout Latin America countries, is a result of a decision reached in a meeting of south-of-theborder governments in January at Rio de Janeiro.

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FINANCIAL

Letters

Pilots’ Comments Re: Editorial, AW Feb. 16. I am an airline pilot of a major scheduled airline and was quite impressed by your words, and agree completely on the responsibility we owe the traveling public. I believe a spot check by the FAA of all airline pilots flying today will reveal some startling facts; not only a check of piloting techniques, but also the physical condition of some.
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EQUIPMENT

Flexible Loader Developed for B-58 Pod

Dallas—Ground handling system for storing, handling and loading the various pods which are an integral part of the Convair B-58 weapon system is under development here by Space Corp. The special ground handling system was ordered for the B-58 when it became evident that ordinary bomb handling equipment wasn’t adequate to do the precise job of positioning and loading required under the new pod concept.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

East Germans Plan Bb-152 Export Drive

Leipzig—East Germany is beginning a strong commercial drive to produce and export its Baade BB-152 four-turbojet transport although one of two prototypes is reported to have crashed at Dresden, Mar. 4. Plane is now in production, with six aircraft scheduled for delivery in 1960 and 18 in 1961.
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MANAGEMENT

Defense Management Contracts Scored

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Space Technology

Nasa Details Procurement Procedures

Civil space agency adopts decentralized approach ; drafts formula to cope with expanding program.

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