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August 12, 1968

Safety

Heading Shift Cited in X-15 Loss

Aeronautical Engineering

Hot-air Balloons Studied for Pilot Rescue

Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

Usaf Accelerates Interdiction in South

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Safety

Heading Shift Cited in X-15 Loss

Investigation board concludes extreme deviation led to complete absence of control; destruction laid to divergent oscillations

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Aeronautical Engineering

Hot-air Balloons Studied for Pilot Rescue

USAF seeks equipment able to keep crewman aloft for retrieval for as long as 30 min. after ejection from a disabled aircraft

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Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

Usaf Accelerates Interdiction in South

Saigon-Intensified North Vietnamese infiltration of fresh troops and supplies into South Vietnam to add military weight to their political demands is dictating an accelerated effort by U.S. strike aircraft and armed helicopters flying within the south.

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Space Technology

Large Launcher Study Stresses Flexibility

Washington-Multipurpose large launch vehicle study uses a building block technique featuring a main stage core capable of single-stage-to-orbit payload operation and add-on boost assist or upper stages. Efficient flexibility affords a broad range of payload capability, according to a study of large and multipurpose launch vehicles recently completed by the Boeing Co.’s Space Div. for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center.

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Air Traffic Delays

Paris-nord Opening Scheduled for 1973

Paris-Major progress will be made this year in preparing the 7,400 acre site for the new Paris-Nord airport, which will replace Paris’ Le Bourget airport by 1976 and ultimately become the major terminal for long-haul air routes serving the French capital.

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Avionics

Reliability Key in Concorde Control System

Failure rate of no more than one in 100,000 three-hour periods is goal; subsystems incorporate extensive use of microcircuits

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Space Technology

Ge Tests Use of Manipulators to Perform Space Repairs

Schenectady, N.Y.-Feasibility of using remotely controlled mechanical manipulators to perform repair and service tasks in the harsh space environment is being investigated here by General Electric’s Research and Development Center and by scientists at GE’s Space Systems Organization near Philadelphia.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Fairchild Hiller Studies V/stol Designs

Washington-Variety of VTOL and STOL transport and business aircraft designs are being considered by Fairchild Hiller Corp. in its drive to remain in the commercial aircraft market. Recent decision by the company to cease development of its twin-jet F-228 design may increase Fairchild Hiller’s interest in V/STOL aircraft as a means of technically leap-frogging the competition.
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Space Technology

Vehicle Problems Mar Apollo Schedule

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Air Traffic Delays

Atc Crew Leaders Forming Organization

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