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June 20, 1966

PICTURE CREDITS

EDITORIAL

Springboard to the Moon

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PICTURE CREDITS

Cover—Technicolor Corp. for NASA; 26, 27, 28, 29—USAF/Defense Dept.; 31—Western Develooment Laboratories, Philco Corp.; 34—Boeing Co.; 55—Douglas Aircraft Co.; 61—C. Bergholz; 71 through 183—NASA; 191—Martin/ Orlando; 211—Bendix; 215—Ryan Aeronautical Co.; 217—NASA; 219—Douglas Missiles & Space Systems Div.
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EDITORIAL

Springboard to the Moon

After five years of daring planning, frenzied financing and gargantuan construction, the Kennedy Space Center is about ready to begin functioning as man’s springboard to the moon. This complex that has grown out of the orange groves, scrub pine woods and swamps of the Florida flatlands is the base for the most audacious venture in the history of mankind.

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WHO'S WHERE

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INDUSTRY OBSERVER

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Washington Roundup

Planned move of all U. S. military aircraft from French territory over the next few months may force a reduction in the over-all American strength immediately available to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At the very least, it will put added strain on already over-crowded bases in other West European countries, notably West Germany.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

USAF Surveys XB-70 Program Future

Los Angeles—Air Force is granting North American Aviation, Inc., a temporary extension of the Phase 1 contract for its XB-70A Mach 3 research aircraft program pending a survey of tire possible future of the project after the loss of the No. 2 prototype earlier this month (AW&ST June 13, p. 39).

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Outlook for ELDO Is Brightened By Move to Cut Britain’s Costs

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ILAAS Contract

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Defense Fund Bill

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Lunar Night Exposure Begins for Surveyor

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