March 5, 1962

PICTURE CREDITS

EDITORIAL

Man in Space

MANAGEMENT

WHO'S WHERE

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PICTURE CREDITS

Cover—Aerojet-General; 18-21—NASA; 36—General Electric; 37—Westinghouse; 39, 75—USAF; 43 (top)—Reflectone Electronics, (bottom) Ohio State; 46, 47, 49, 50—Kaman Aircraft; 57— Helicab; 59—Mercury Helicopter Services, Inc.; 61—Lockheed; 63—SIPA; 64—Beech; 65— Cessna; 68—Jet Propulsion Laboratory; 69—Air Products & Chemicals; 70—Aerojet-General.
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EDITORIAL

Man in Space

Lt. Col. John Glenn’s orbital flight in the Mercury capsule offers some significant evidence on the role of man in space. The ballistic trajectory flights of Cdr. Alan Shepard and Capt. Gus Grissom were too short and simple to vield much data in this area.

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MANAGEMENT

WHO'S WHERE

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MANAGEMENT

INDUSTRY OBSERVER

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Watch for the Chinese Communists to explode their first nuclear test device by mid-year at their test center in Sinkiang province in northwest China. It is expected to be a small-vield explosion in the 10 to 20 kiloton range. Soviet nuclear experts have visited the Chinese test site but the Chinese have declined offers of Soviet technical assistance on the grounds that it would reduce the international prestige they expect to gain from a nuclear technology developed without foreign help.

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Spacecraft to Be Simplified as Result of MA-6 Flight

Washington—Many automatic and backup systems considered necessary for manned space flight prior to Mercury Atlas-6 can be eliminated in extended missions because of the intelligent performance and quick adaptability demonstrated by Marine Lt. Col. John II.

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Glenn Tells Congress of MA-6 Significance

Washington—Marine Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., told a joint meeting of Congress last week that his three-orbit flight in the Mercury Atlas 6 proved the soundness of the Mercury program and proved “that man can operate intelligently in space and can adapt rapidly to his new environment.”
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MA-7 Booster Check

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MANAGEMENT

LeMay Charges U. S. Is Losing Its Strategic Force Superiority

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

NASA Attempts to Clarify Views On Rendezvous and Direct Ascent

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