May 4, 1970

Space Technology

Accommodations for Living in Space Studied By Nasa

Business Flying

Turbomeca Designs New Turbofans

Aeronautical Engineering

Display Exhibits Added Versatility

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Space Technology

Accommodations for Living in Space Studied By Nasa

Huntsville, Ala.—How do you keep three astronauts healthy, productive, comfortable and happy up to 56 days in a weightless environment while they conduct a wide array of complex scientific experiments from earth orbit? That’s one of the major problems facing planners for Project Skylab, the orbiting workshop to be launched in 1972.

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Business Flying

Turbomeca Designs New Turbofans

Variable-pitch, 13-blade fan assembly to replace propeller in turboprops; new direction for general aviation forecast

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Aeronautical Engineering

Display Exhibits Added Versatility

Sperry Flight Systems electronic attitude director indicator (EADI) flown recently by AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY, exhibits responsiveness and readability equivalent to present electromechanical instruments and offers substantially improved versatility.
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Space Technology

House Vote Mirrors Split on Future Space Priorities

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Air Transport

Airlines Expand Los Angeles Facilities

Los Angeles—Airlines will spend at least $15 million in the coming year to build facilities for the Boeing 747 and other wide-bodied jet transports at Los Angeles International Airport. This expenditure will add about 89,000 sq. ft. to passenger satellite terminals.

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Management

Soviet Power Cited to Aid Military Budget

Washington-Soviet-Union will become the most powerful military force on earth during the 1970s if present arms trends continue, President Nixon has told congressional leaders. The rare presidential statement was made in an attempt to prevent defeat of the modified Phase 2 Safeguard anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system and other new weapons developments threatened by a strong Senate bloc (AW&ST Apr. 20, p. 13). Demonstrating its fears over the closeness of the impending Senate battle on the Fiscal 1971 defense authorization, the Nixon Administration released fresh intelligence on the Soviet military posture.

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Avionics

New Inertial Navaid Flight Tested

Woodland Hills, Calif.-New inertial navigator, designed to be more easily maintained than earlier systems and to be competitive as a “low-cost” system, has completed an extensive series of flight tests in helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Special Report: Hanover Air Show

A Vionics Display Boosts Hanover Show

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Editorial

Too Little, Too Late

President Richard M. Nixon is facing stiff opposition to the principal programs in his Fiscal 1971 defense budget on Capitol Hill. His proposal to move to Phase 2 deployment of the Safeguard anti-ballistic missile system is hovering on the brink of defeat.

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Special Report: Hanover Air Show

Germany’s Aerospace Role to Be Determined in Near Future

Hanover-West German aerospace industry has reached a crossroad in its post-World War 2 development, and the next few months will determine if this industry will become a viable segment of the economy or remain a government-subsidized subcontractor for projects from elsewhere.

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