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January 20, 1969

Space Technology

Apollo 8 Proves Value of Onboard Control

Special Budget Report

Viet Lull Advances New Weapons

Avionics

F-105 Modified for Blind Bombing Role

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Space Technology

Apollo 8 Proves Value of Onboard Control

Precision of guidance, navigation demonstrates feasibility of moon flight without need to rely on ground-based aids

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Special Budget Report

Viet Lull Advances New Weapons

Break in calmer Southeast Asia pace could spur supplementals; space funds hold near Fiscal 1969 level in ‘balanced’ budget

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Avionics

F-105 Modified for Blind Bombing Role

Thunderstick 2 weapons delivery and navigation modification to be retrofitted into the Republic F-105D fighter bomber will give the aging single-seat aircraft a blind bombing capability aided by precise Loran navigation data. It also is intended to significantly improve the accuracy of existing weapon delivery modes and of aircraft navigation.

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Business Flying

Air Transport Opens Remote Alpine Areas

Sion, Switzerland—Air Glaciers, a small charter airline established here three years ago, is proving the value of STOL aircraft and helicopters in opening regions of the Swiss Alps which previously had been difficult, and in some cases impossible, to reach.

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Space Technology

Soviets Gain New Data on Closed Ecology

Year-long life-support experiment, in which a team of three Soviet scientists lived and worked in isolation, has moved Russia far in the direction of developing a closed ecological system for prolonged space flights. The longest comparable U.S. experiment to date lasted four months.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Airborne Mhd Generator Studied

Compact flight-weight design under development by Avco would burn high-energy fuel with air, produce 1 megawatt of power

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Equipment

Lockheed Improves L-1011 Meal Process

Burbank, Calif.—Lockheed has significantly increased the efficiency of meal preparations in the underfloor galley of its L-1011 airbus, according to R. L. Vernon, passenger accommodations manager. The changes include: Repositioning of food and liquor service carts from the center of the 20 x 8-ft. galley to two rows grouped in sequential order of need under wall-mounted oven and freezer cabinets.

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Air Transport

Sst Funding Bid Left to Nixon

Placement of program under presidential contingency allowance awaiting decision on new design leaves future to Republicans

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Special Report: Fiscal 1970 Budget

Space Applications Gain in Funding Plans

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Special Report: Fiscal 1970 Budget

Army Doubles Request for Sentinel Abm

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