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September 21, 1959

BUSINESS FLYING

Tt-1 Demonstrates Acrobatic Capability

AVIONICS

Sage, Atc Integration to Be Studied

Space Technology

How Mercury Capsule Design Evolved

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BUSINESS FLYING

Tt-1 Demonstrates Acrobatic Capability

Dallas—Turbojet powered trainer with the capabilities of the Stearman of past years probably is the best nutshell description of Temco’s TT-1 Pinto primary trainer, according to the characteristics and capabilities the aircraft exhibited in an AVIATION WEEK flight evaluation.

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AVIONICS

Sage, Atc Integration to Be Studied

Lexington, Mass.—Integration of air defense and air traffic control by the mid-1960s is being planned by USAF and the Federal Aviation Agency. Air Force and FAA contracts are being negotiated with the non-profit Mitre Corp. for the design and operation of an experimental facility to test all of the air traffic control functions of the integrated centers.

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Space Technology

How Mercury Capsule Design Evolved

Washington—Little more than a year of intensive effort brought the design of the Mercury manned satellite capsule from primitive beginnings in part time post-Sputnik research to the final configuration now going into flight test with the Little Joe and Big Joe boosters.
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MANAGEMENT

Von Karman Urges Flexible War Posture

Short-term nuclear war plans, limited war neglect termed major strategic errors in exclusive report.

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Space Technology

Soviets Hit Moon, Data Flow Improves

Successful launching of an 858.44-lb. instrumented payload to the surface of the moon by the Soviet Union was accompanied by the release of an unprecedented amount of information, raising hopes that Russian scientists may be allowed freer communication with their Western colleagues in the future.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Hector Quits, Says Cab Unsuited to Task

Letter of resignation criticizes board practices; departure could delay passenger fare case ruling.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

House Group Urges Research Expansion

Washington—House Science and Astronautics Committee has charged that military research and development programs appear to be handicapped by inadequate funds, equipment, personnel and high-level planning despite their importance to national security.

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MANAGEMENT

British Aviation Vies for Export Sales

London—Britain’s aircraft industry is facing a tough battle to maintain its position as a leading exporter of successful and salable products. In spite of its outstanding sales record during the past decade, and its current estimate of exports for this year totaling close to half a billion dollars, there are strong signs that the industry is seriously concerned about its future.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Air Cushion Vehicle Designed for Marines

Washington—First military contract for the purchase of a plenum chamber ground cushion machine has been awarded by the Marine Corps to Spacetronics, Inc., of Washington, a small pioneer firm in this field. The 30-X-24 ft. long vehicle can carry eight men approximately 100 mph. and is powered by a single 270 hp. gasoline-fueled industrial engine.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Port Authority Breaks with Natcc

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