October 2, 1961

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Roving Lunar Surface Vehicles Studied

SAFETY

Approach Planning Cited in Electra Crash

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gamble on Tiros Satellites Is Paying Off

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Roving Lunar Surface Vehicles Studied

Los Angeles—Roving lunar vehicles which could crawl about the moon’s surface gathering scientific and reconnaissance data and supplying logistic support for manned lunar exploration, among their many functions, are being investigated by aerospace companies in anticipation of impending needs for mobile lunar, and eventually planetary, surface spacecraft.

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SAFETY

Approach Planning Cited in Electra Crash

At approximately 0800 EST, Sept. 14, 1960, a Lockheed Electra, Model L-188A, N 6127A, owned and operated by American Airlines, Inc., struck a dike and crashed during an approach to a landing at LaGuardia Airport, New York, N.Y. Approximately half of the 76 persons on board suffered minor injuries or shock; no one was killed.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gamble on Tiros Satellites Is Paying Off

Washington—Tiros cloud cover satellite scries, started 18 months ago as a research and development gamble, is showing daily during the 1961 hurricane season the first tangible economic return for the U. S. investment in space exploration.

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Letters

Rotor Blade Failure We wish to commend the Civil Aeronautics Board for its excellent detailed Accident Investigation Report of the Sikorsky S-58C helicopter crash of July 27, 1960, and your magazine for publishing this report in its issue of Aug. 28, 1961 (p. 102).
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AVIONICS

Two-axis Gyroscope Uses Spinning Liquid

Unusual design of two-axis gyroscope which uses a spinning liquid instead of the conventional spinning metal sphere, making the device an extremely sensitive sensor for angular rate and displacement, has been developed by Sperry Gyroscope Co., Great Neck N. Y.

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MANAGEMENT

Usaf Aims at Military Space Supremacy

Philadelphia—Air Force, increasingly concerned with the military threat posed by a rapidly-developing Soviet space capability, made clear its goal of U. S. military superiority in space at a symposium held during the recent Air Force Assn. meeting here.

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MANAGEMENT

Nasa to Use Industry-trained Managers

Washington — National Aeronautics and Space Administration, faced with a vastly increased manned space flight program and a budget that is expected to reach $3-4 billion annually in a few years, will reorganize Nov. 1, putting increasing reliance on young industry-trained managers and simplified reporting lines.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Chances for Promotional Fare Plan Slim

Lower North Atlantic rates proposed in mail ballot but approval before winter slump hits is doubtful.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Centaur Acceleration Planned By Nasa

Delays in development already have caused a shift of mission; five key programs dependent on vehicle.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Ethnic Ties Push Irish Carrier’s Traffic

New York—Stress on economy fares and exploitation of a built-in U. S. market have helped Irish International Airlines, a North Atlantic operator only since 1958, to make a respectable showing this year when most of its competitors are suffering the financial woes of a crucial overcapacity situation.

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