July 15, 1963

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

First Gemini Computer Model Completed

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Foreign Interest Revived in Breguet 941

AVIONICS

Test Duplication Cut with Data Exchange

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

First Gemini Computer Model Completed

Owego, N. Y.—International Business Machines Corp. has shipped the first engineering breadboard model of the Gemini spacecraft computer, a key subsystem in Gemini’s rendezvous and docking missions, to McDonnell Aircraft Corp. IBM Federal Systems Div.’s Space Guidance Center designed and built the computer for McDonnell under a $24-million contract for the inertial guidance system.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Foreign Interest Revived in Breguet 941

Paris—Foreign and domestic interest in the Breguet 941 deflected-slipstream STOL transport has been revived by the French government’s recent $20-million supplementary budget request to begin production of the aircraft (AW June 24, p. 31).

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AVIONICS

Test Duplication Cut with Data Exchange

El Segundo, Calif.—Interservice Dat? Exchange Program (IDEP), a three-service effort to eliminate unnecessary duplication in component parts testing through the exchange of reliability data among missile and space contractors, currently is circulating about 6,000 recent test reports.

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AIR TRANSPORT

O’hare Walking Distance Stirs Criticism

Chicago — Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, the most heavily used air terminal in the world, is caught in a purgatory of its own creation. Management’s pride in O’Hare’s efficient handling of traffic volume that would overwhelm almost any other terminal is being severely wounded by the continuing public clamor to “do something” about the walking distance at O’Hare, designed as one of the first, finest and largest terminals to serve the public in the jet age.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Technicians Score Faa on Traffic Control

RTCA report is highly critical of agency for failure to maintain pace with growth of air traffic volume.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

New Firms Seek Astronaut Story Rights

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Letters

Cooper Sightings In your story of the MA-9 flight (AW May 27, pp. 25, 26) you reported that Astronaut Cooper said that he could observe objects as small as a truck on a highway from his capsule. I find this difficult to believe. If we assume an altitude of 100 mi. and a house on the ground that is 30 ft. square, we find that the angle subtended by the house to an observer at that altitude to be an order of magnitude smaller than the 1 min. of arc generally taken as the limit of average resolving power.
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MANAGEMENT

Budget Unit Implementing Howze Plans

Special group’s study of mobility requirements will lead to larger Fiscal 1965 aircraft, missile requests.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Maytag Urges Mach 2 Sst Development

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Production Briefing

General Precision, Inc.’s Link Div. will build 15 T-26 flight trainers for Air Force under a $2-million contract. Simulators will be used to train pilots for Air Force’s T-38 Talon aircraft, a two-place supersonic jet trainer. Ross Corp. has received a $2.7-million contract to build a 214-ft.-high tower at National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Michoud Operations Facility.
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