August 7, 1961

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Grissom Reports on Second Mr Flight

MANAGEMENT

Aerospace Corp. Scouts Technical Future of Usaf

AIR TRANSPORT

London Airport Authority Gets Approval

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Grissom Reports on Second Mr Flight

The day after US AF Capt. Virgil I. Grisssom became the second U. S. astronaut to ride a Mercury capsule into space (AW July 31, p. 30), he met with reporters at Cocoa Beach, Fla., to describe the flight and gave them his reactions. Because this account in Capt.
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MANAGEMENT

Aerospace Corp. Scouts Technical Future of Usaf

Los Angeles—Non-profit Aerospace Corp., formed a year ago, now is deep in its job of technical planning, direction and supervision of ballistic missile and space programs for Air Force Systems Command’s Ballistic Systems Division and Space Systems Division.

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AIR TRANSPORT

London Airport Authority Gets Approval

London—British government will decentralize its operation of London international airports by setting up an authority system to own and manage Heathrow and Gatwick, Minister of Aviation Peter Thorneycroft said here last week. The Ministry move came surprisingly soon after a parliamentary Select Committee on Estimates recommended formation of an authority on the lines of the Port of New York Authority to streamline operations and cut costs in a report highly critical of financial controls and planning.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Speys to Boost Na.39 Attack Capability

Blackburn NA.39 Buccaneer lowlevel strike aircraft for the Royal Navy, now under development in a Mk. 2 version with higher powered turbine engines, is a two-place airplane housing a bomb bay capable of carrying the largest planned weapon stores.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Minor Issues Used to Block New Fares

Analysis of IATA meeting shows prospects bleak for new promotional rates in the foreseeable future.

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AVIONICS

Arinc Surveys Airline Avionics Reliability

Washington—Results of a three-year survey of airline avionics equipment reliability provide valuable guidelines for avionic equipment designers, tube manufacturers and aircraft operators, including the military services. Manv of the conclusions also are important to designers of transistorized avionics equipment.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Complex U. S. Satellite Policies Debated

Senate space communications probe shows divergent patent concepts in AT&T agreement, Advent contract.
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MANAGEMENT

Congress Supports Kennedy Shift Toward More Flexible Defenses

Washington—Congress last week emphatically supported President Kennedy by quickly voting the defense money and authority he requested to supplement U. S. nuclear striking power with greater limited war capability. The President’s request for an additional $3.45 billion in limited war funds and the subsequent congressional approval marked a significant shift away from primary reliance on nuclear weapons.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Beacon Favors Proven Control Concepts

David H. Hoffman
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Vehicle Log

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