February 1, 1960

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Vivid Hallucinations Plague Test Subjects

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

USAF Plans Operational Mach 2 VTOL

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Plug Nozzle Rockets Show Promise

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Vivid Hallucinations Plague Test Subjects

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

USAF Plans Operational Mach 2 VTOL

Washington—Development plan for an operational supersonic VTOL fighter probably will be completed and put into effect by Air Force for the Tactical Air Command before July 1, with industry proposals due for submission within the next few weeks.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Plug Nozzle Rockets Show Promise

Washington—Plug nozzle rocket engines now under intensive investigation by at least four major companies show considerable promise for missiles and space vehicles and could make their first appearance as early as the Saturn 150,000-lb.-thrust hydrogen engine competition which opens this month.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Northeast Keys Future Success to Jets

2627

Space Technology

Mercury Capsule Recovery Plan Detailed

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AIR TRANSPORT

Local Carriers Face New Subsidy Battle

Budget Bureau asks more stringent subsidy legislation; CAB to postpone use of class mail rate formula.

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Space Technology

Gates Defends New Intelligence Concept

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Lag Criticized in Space Biology Program

San Antonio, Tex.—Lacking a central, coordinated space biology program, the U. S. is diluting its national talent to such extent that the future holds little more hope for real success than the past, according to Col. John E. Pickering, medical research director of USAF School of Aviation Medicine, Aerospace Medical Center, Brooks AFB.
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Space Technology

Soviet Pacific Rocket Tests Aim At ICBM Operation, Space Re-Entry

Washington—Initial shot in the planned series of Soviet rocket tests in the Pacfic apparently was aimed at testing propulsion, guidance and re-entry systems associated with intercontinental ballistic missile operation and with the return of space vehicles to earth.
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AVIONICS

Cryogenic Gyro Cuts Random Drift Rate

Schenectady, N. Y.—Cryogenic gyroscope, which may provide random drift rates as low as 0.0001 deg. per hour, about 1/10th to 1/100th as much as the best conventional gyro, was unveiled here by General Electric Co. To date, General Electric has tested the magnetic suspension bearings and motor of the cryogenic gyro and by the end of the year it expects to have a full engineering model of the gyro in operation.

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