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July 14, 1969

Special Report: Apollo 11 Planning

Rigorous Training Precedes Moon Liftoff

Space Technology

Trajectory, Timing of Apollo 11 Revised to Permit Goldstone Antenna to Cover Landing

Special Report: Apollo 11 Planning

Geologists Prime Apollo Crew for Landing, Exploration

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Planning

Rigorous Training Precedes Moon Liftoff

Apollo crew to arrive at pad for lunar launch with astronaut course and more than 2,000 hr. of mission training completed

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Space Technology

Trajectory, Timing of Apollo 11 Revised to Permit Goldstone Antenna to Cover Landing

Houston-New requirement for communications coverage of the actual descent and landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module by the 210-ft. antenna at Goldstone, Calif., tracking station will substantially affect the outbound trajectory and timing of the mission.

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Planning

Geologists Prime Apollo Crew for Landing, Exploration

Flagstaff, Ariz.-Geology of the lurain on which U.S. astronauts will walk July 21 is classified among the most scientifically bland of the moon's surface, but remains of intense interest because it is typical of the lunar lava seas which compose so much of the visible side.

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Air Transport

Czechs Launch Turbolet Sales Campaign

Paris—Czechoslovakia's Omnipol Foreign Trade Corp. used the Paris air show to launch a major western sales campaign for its L-410 Turbolet short-haul STOL transport. The twin-turboprop L-410, built by the Let aircraft works in Czechoslovakia's Aero national aircraft industry group, is designed primarily to meet Eastern European and Soviet commuter and utility transport requirements.

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Avionics

Apollo 11 Tracking Force Readied

NASA facilities to check spacecraft, provide communications during lunar mission involve 4,500 persons, 15 ground stations

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Air Transport

Nixon Rejection Increases Confusion in Pacific Case

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Management

Defense Procurement Cut Sharply

Senate unit chops $1 billion more from Fiscal 1970 request; Army's SAM-D missile killed, funds refused for A-7 aircraft

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Air Transport

Traffic Growth Shows Soft Spots

Travel season may improve situation but carriers foresee inflation, taxes as barriers to increased passenger volume

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Space Technology

Biosat Curtailment Retards Zero-g Study

Cape Kennedy-U.S. investigation of the effects of long-term weightlessness on the design requirements of future spacecraft received a setback last week with the curtailment of the $93-million Biosatellite 3 mission and the death of its Macaca Nemestrina monkey test subject.
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Editorial

Man's Historic Moment

Man is poised for an historic moment in his long tenure on this earth. If all goes well on the Apollo 11 mission scheduled for launch from Cape Kennedy this week, the first men will set foot on a celestial body outside their own planet. Twice, within the last seven months, U.S., astronauts have rocketed to the moon in Apollo spacecraft and reconnoitered its surface from close range.

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