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March 28, 1960

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Report Details Bioscience Plan for Nasa

AVIONICS

Space Spurs Cryogenic Avionic Research

FINANCIAL

Lockheed Expands Abroad as Partner

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Report Details Bioscience Plan for Nasa

(Second of two installments in which AVIATION WEEK is publishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration study that led to the creation of NASA's Office of Life Sciences begins below. It details the seven recommendations made in the report for establishment of such an office and how it should operate.
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AVIONICS

Space Spurs Cryogenic Avionic Research

New York—Cryogenic electronics, an infant technology of electronic devices and equipments operating at very low temperatures, appears likely to play an important role in aircraft and space vehicle navigation, detection and communication systems, a recent AVIATION WEEK survey of 44 avionic firms and research laboratories indicates.

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FINANCIAL

Lockheed Expands Abroad as Partner

Los Angeles—Lockheed Aircraft International, Inc., is setting a broad industry pattern in furnishing U.S. technical know-how and cash in joint ventures with foreign companies to produce hardware or services. LAI teams with existing foreign companies or firms organized especially for the particular enterprise.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Special Salaries Reported By Nasa

Washington—Following is a list of positions established by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Subsection (2), Section 203(B) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 authorizing appointment of scientific, engineering and administrative personnel at salaries above normal civil service levels.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Mats Equipment Plan Gains Momentum

Growing support in Congress of fleet modernization program may retard airline cargo expansion hopes.

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SAFETY

Faa Evaluating Variety of Landing Aids

Atlantic City, N. J.—Federal Aviation Agency is moving rapidly toward its goal of an all-weather landing system through round-the-clock testing of runway and approach area hardware at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center here.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

S-60 Demonstrates Crane Feasibility

Stratford, Conn.—Sikorsky’s S-60 flying crane test vehicle aptly demonstrates the vertical lift crane concept and potential—its cargo and personnel carrying techniques, and commercial and military capabilities. Good visibility—coupled to its aft-facing pilot operation—simplifies loading and unloading.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Intensive Electra Test Program Planned

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Juno II Fails to Put Satellite in Orbit

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AIR TRANSPORT

Lufthansa Gains Despite 1959 Deficit

Cologne—Lufthansa German Airlines, faced with its biggest deficit since its postwar comeback, is looking to its recently inaugurated Boeing 707-420 jet service on the North Atlantic as a major move toward financial recovery. Despite its 1959 loss, which is expected to total about $10 million, Lufthansa’s operation last year showed across-the-board improvements (see p. 47).

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