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January 4, 1960

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Kistiakowsky Cites Basic Science Need

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Atlas Generates Fabrication Advances

AVIONICS

Video-sonics Cuts Production Defects

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Kistiakowsky Cites Basic Science Need

National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 assigns to the President the responsibility to “survey all significant aeronautical and space activities, including the policies, plans, programs and accomplishments of all agencies of the U. S. engaged in such activities,” and to “develop a comprehensive program” of air and space activities to be conducted by the various agencies.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Atlas Generates Fabrication Advances

San Diego, Calif.—Major advances in space age vehicle fabrication have been made by Convair’s Astronautics Division through development of techniques required to build the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile. Advances generated by Atlas requirements include:

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AVIONICS

Video-sonics Cuts Production Defects

Culver City, Calif.—Video-sonics, a combination of a new device and technique, has enabled Hughes Aircraft Co. to slash the defect rate in its avionics manufacturing operations by as much as 100:1 while also improving product uniformity, increasing output and reducing factory personnel training time.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Unexpected Rocket Problems Boost Test Facility Needs

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MANAGEMENT

Integrated Agency Is Urged to Coordinate Scientific Efforts

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Space Technology

Mercury Pilots Probe Weightless Flight

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Pilots, Carriers Debate Faa Plan to Alleviate Los Angeles Noise

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Space Technology

Early Warning Polar Satellites Studied

Anti-ICBM system would saturate north-south orbits to provide complete surveillance of earth’s surface.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Renault Airlifts All Auto Parts to U. S.

French company to ship about 1,500 tons of parts over Atlantic this year in 150 chartered planes.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Fund Sales Spur Airline Stock Decline

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