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October 6, 1969

Aeronautical Engineering

Czech Industry Seeks Western Ties

Avionics

Honeywell to Test Laser Gyro Unit

Space Technology

Basic Expedition to Mars Detailed

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Aeronautical Engineering

Czech Industry Seeks Western Ties

Brno, Czechoslovakia—Czechoslovakian aircraft industry is pressing for widespread collaboration with the West in the face of harsh political, economic and military controls Russia is forcing on the country. Since the Soviet-led invasion 13 months ago, Czechoslovakia has become a virtual fiefdom of Russia.

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Avionics

Honeywell to Test Laser Gyro Unit

St. Petersburg, Fla.—Engineering prototype of the first inertial guidance system to use lasers instead of conventional gyros is expected to begin system tests within 60 days at Honeywell’s AeroFlorida division. The system will be a strapped-down type which eliminates the moving-gimbal stabilized platform employed in more conventional inertial systems.

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Space Technology

Basic Expedition to Mars Detailed

NASA keys flight within this century to projected feasibility of four hardware concepts representing substantial funding

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Air Transport

American Seeks Advanced Modular Loading Dock Design

New York—American Airlines is asking for industry proposals next month for a modular passenger loading dock aimed at stimulating long-range revolutionary change in terminal design. In essence, the underlying concept is to adapt advanced construction techniques that architects have talked about for 20 years to an area where economics may spur their actual realization.

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Management

Usaf to Test Bare-base Concept

Demonstration aimed at proving capability to meet crises of conventional-war type on almost around-the-world basis

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Editorial

A Vintage Year

Last week in Beverly Hills we were privileged to sniff the bouquet from what must be one of the really great vintage years of aerospace progress. The occasion was the 13th annual symposium of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots with that old master of energy control, Bob Hoover, of North American Rockwell, presiding.

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Air Transport

Faa Proposes New Control System

Twenty-two cities with high-density airports would come under tightened regulations to reduce mid-air collision potential

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Air Transport

Fare Increases May Face New Challenges

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Space Technology

Bendix, Boeing Selected By Nasa for Negotiations on Lunar Rover

Huntsville—Bendix Corp. and the Boeing Co. have been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for negotiation of a contract to build four light weight vehicles to carry two astronauts as far as 18 naut. mi. across the moon’s surface from their lunar module.

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Space Technology

Mars 1981 Trip Tied to Decision By 1973

Huntsville, Ala.—Trip to Mars by 1981-82 is a definite possibility if a decision to undertake it is made by 1973, according to Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, associate director for science at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Marshall Space Flight Center here.

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