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September 7, 1959

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Inflatable Structures May Have Space Use

SAFETY

Usaf Accidents May Hit All-time Low

SAFETY

Maintenance Cited in Crash of Dc-3

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Inflatable Structures May Have Space Use

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SAFETY

Usaf Accidents May Hit All-time Low

Norton AFB, Calif.—Indications are that U. S. Air Force’s flying safety campaign will reduce the accident rate for 1959 even below the record low rate of 10.4 accidents per 100,000 hr. flying time chalked up for 1958. The 1958 achievement contrasts sharply with the all-time-high accident rate of 506 per 100,000 hr. for Army Signal Corps in 1921.

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SAFETY

Maintenance Cited in Crash of Dc-3

Shortly after noon Aug. 23, 1958, Frontier Airlines Flight 73 (Douglas DC-3) experienced an emergency gear-up landing two miles northwest of Pueblo, Colo., Memorial Airport and two minutes after its takeoff from runway 30 of that airport.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Growth Potential Defined for Heat Sink, Ablation Shields

Washington—Emphasis in design of ie-entry vehicles is now centered around the dissimilar problems of improving the accuracy of nose cones for ballistic weapons plus the development of high efficiency heat shields for satellite reentry capsules.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-106 Hits Mach 2 on Radar Intercept

Andrews AFB—Air defcnse-capabilitv of Convair’s supersonic F-106 Delta Dart was evidenced by this AVIATION WEEK pilot-editor, flying a radar-guided intercept of a Martin B-57 “invader” up to 48,000 ft. at speeds inclusive of Mach 2, straight-and-level.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Civil Company Trains 1,000 Helicopter Pilots Annually

Mineral Wells, Tex.—Working against a schedule that takes no account of time lost due to weather or holidays, the civilian contractor-operated U. S. Army Primary Helicopter School here at Camp Wolters recently passed the 200,000 flying hour mark in some two and a half years of operation without a fatality.

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Space Technology

Dry Den Foresees World Cooperation on Space Efforts

Space research needs world's ideas, NASA deputy administrator tells Astronautical Congress.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Thiokol Expands Quality Control System

Elkton, Md.—More than 3,000 solid propellant rocket motors, made at the Thiokol Chemical Corp. plant here during the past 12 months, have been fired in the field without a failure. Reason for this high reliability, Thiokol says, is the company’s new quality control program.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Radford Credits Business Flying for Increase in Company’s Gross

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AIR TRANSPORT

Faa Presents Dc-8 Type Certificate

United, Delta plan to begin service on Sept. 18; model with JT4 scheduled for December approval.

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