April 5, 1971

Space Technology

Space Fireproofing Finds Wide Use

Air Transport

Hopes Fade for Sst; Termination-sparked Layoffs Surge

Space Technology

Changing Shuttle Concepts Studied

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Space Technology

Space Fireproofing Finds Wide Use

Advanced flame resistant materials, developed and tested for use in the space program, are emerging from the embryo of special application into a potentially powerful tool which could dramatically reduce the number of fires which occur in this country each year.

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Air Transport

Hopes Fade for Sst; Termination-sparked Layoffs Surge

Raking of the ashes of the U. S. supersonic transport program is uncovering new sources of controversy as efforts to keep the last coals of hope alive appeared to be losing strength. Initial wildfire of rumors about the availability of large sums of money was burning out last week, with a crystallizing attitude at Boeing, General Electric and on Capitol Hill that the U. S. supersonic transport prototype program was beyond revival.
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Space Technology

Changing Shuttle Concepts Studied

NASA-Air Force agreement to develop common space vehicle triggers possible revisions in management, technical areas

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Air Transport

How Congress Voted on Sst Funding

Alabama Buchanan (R) Dickinson (R) Edwards (R) Flowers (D) Jones (D) Nichols (D) Arkansas Mills (D) California Anderson (D) Bell (R) Clausen (R) Clawson (R) Corman (D) Goldwater (R) Gubser (R) Hanna (D) Hawkins (D) Holifield (D) Hosmer (R)
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Aeronautical Engineering

Tu-144 Expected to Be Displayed at Paris

Paris-Soviet Union is expected to confirm next week that the Tupolev Tu-144 will be the featured exhibit of a strong commercial transport display it plans for the 1971 Paris air show at Le Bourget Airport May 27-June 6. Air show officials say they are “99% sure” the 100-130 passenger Tu-144 will be put on static display and flown during the show.

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Space Technology

Industry, Government Seek Ways to Gain Public Support of Shuttle

Phoenix—Aerospace industry and the government are groping for the best methods to explain to the public the purposes and benefits of the space shuttle program in order to avert the type of massive opposition that developed to the supersonic transport.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Reliability, Effectiveness Shown By A-7e

Washington—Navy/LTV Aerospace A-7E light attack aircraft is establishing impressive records in systems reliability, weapons-delivery effectiveness and safety, according to officials here and at Lemoore Naval Air Station, Calif., home base for the squadrons that have been deployed thus far.

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Editorial

Sst Postmortem

The U.S. supersonic transport program appears to be dead, but a waterfall of crocodile tears is gushing from the politicians who killed it. Now that they have turned a billion-dollar government development loan into a useless debt for the taxpayers, the victors of the SST battle are no longer talking about the money they saved or the noble purposes toward which they planned to divert it.

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Air Transport

Carriers, Banks Queried in L-lollaccord

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Avionics

Device ‘sees' Man-made Targets

Airborne infrared scanner system incorporates computer logic to screen objects automatically for ‘man-made’ characteristics
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