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March 17, 1969

Special Report:Apollo 9 Mission

Lunar Module Flies Precise Test

Management

Norwegian Defense Posture Gives Key Role to Air Force

Aeronautical Engineering

F-14 Spurs Advance in Composites

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Special Report:Apollo 9 Mission

Lunar Module Flies Precise Test

Performance of spacecraft on Apollo 9 mission nearly flawless; McDivitt says maneuvers were accurate within ‘pencil’s width’

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Management

Norwegian Defense Posture Gives Key Role to Air Force

Oslo-Similar strategic situations and the changing complexion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are tending to bring the Scandinavian countries closer in air force policies and procurement. Norway and Denmark are members of NATO while Sweden is traditionally neutral.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-14 Spurs Advance in Composites

Boron-epoxy sheets to cover new fighter’s horizontal stabilizer as USAF pushes for use of new materials in airframes, engines

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Special Report:Apollo 9 Mission

Apollo 10 Moved to New Launch Pad

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Special Report:Apollo 9 Mission

Apollo 9 Verifies Lunar Suit, Backpack

Houston-Lunar pressure suit and portable life support system (PLSS) backpack functioned normally during the shortened Apollo 9 extravehicular activity (EVA). But the limited exertions of astronaut Russell L. Schweickart taxed the PLSS water cooling loop only to about 20-25% of its peak heat-dissipation rate during the first test of the unit in natural space environment.

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Difficulties Beset Local Service Mergers

San Franclsco-Attempt by Howard Hughes to pick up 4he pieces of Air West has focused attention on the regional carriers and raised the question of what has gone wrong in two out of three local service mergers. Although the Civil Aeronautics Board has encouraged local service mergers as a matter of policy, the Board now—in proceedings aimed at a Hughes’ takeover of Air West—is hearing a disheartening before the honeymoon hardly began.

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Special Report:Apollo 9 Mission

Apollo 9 Marks Major Flight Advances

Mission achieves significant milestones in verifying lunar module, testing life-support gear, operational techniques

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Difficulties Beset Local Service Mergers

Volpe Seen Backing Sst Prototype Work

Washington-Heavy existing U.S. financial commitment and maintenance of technological leadership are among the major factors that will probably lead Transportation Secretary John A. Volpe to recommend that the supersonic transport program move ahead into the prototype construction phase.

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Business Flying

Cessna Shows New Line for Utility Market

Wichita-Major effort to capture a commanding lead in the fast-growing commuter airline and air taxi market for new aircraft is under way here by Cessna Aircraft Co. The company has unveiled eight models of what it terms its Utililine—a marketing term for utility line—single and multi-engine airplanes aimed specifically at this market.
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Management

Major Amsa Funding Approved

Review by new Administration spurs budget bid for full-scale development of advance bomber, Marine Corps Harrier purchase

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