August 9, 1971

Special Report: First Manned Rover on Moon

Added Mobility Spurs Geologic Harvest

Aviation Week Pilot Report

In-flight Simulator Capabilities Tested

Special Report: First Manned Rover on Moon

Samples Hold Vital Clues to Lunar Origin

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Special Report: First Manned Rover on Moon

Added Mobility Spurs Geologic Harvest

Lunar rover enables astronauts to explore Hadley-Apennine area for more than 18 hr. in three extravehicular sorties

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

In-flight Simulator Capabilities Tested

Buffalo, N.Y.—Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS), capable of reproducing with near complete fidelity the inflight handling qualities, responses and feel of virtually any large aircraft, will explore the flight regime of the USAF/North American Rockwell B-l supersonic bomber in its first major project.

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Special Report: First Manned Rover on Moon

Samples Hold Vital Clues to Lunar Origin

Houston—Largest number and probably most significant clues to the origin of the moon, the solar system and earth were collected by Apollo 15 commander David R. Scott and lunar module pilot James B. Irwin during their record 18-hr. 13-min. exploration of the moon’s surface.

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Avionics

New Seacobra Arms Control Developed

Patuxent River, Md.—Improved armament control system for Marine Corps/Bell AH-1J SeaCobra helicopters applies microcircuit logic programing to enhance weapons systems management, delivery capabilities and flexibility. The new system’s cockpit-mounted controller and remotely-located programer permit Marine Corps pilots to trigger selectively from any or all of four underwing stations a variety of weapons, including almost any combination of pods, launchers or droppable stores used to fulfill the SeaCobra’s missions of landing zone preparation, helicopter escort and fire suppression.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F101 Engine Keyed to Milestone Concept

Evendale, Ohio—General Electric’s 30,000-lb. thrust class F101 augmented turbofan engine for the USAF/North American Rockwell B-1 bomber will generate about twice the thrust of the company’s military workhorse J79, occupy 30% less volume and offer a 25% improvement in cruise specific fuel consumption.

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Air Transport

Depression Fear Carries Loan Bill

Vote splits party, geographical, ideological and family groups; additional restrictions were added to bill during House debate
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Business Flying

Low-cost Locator System Pushed

Navy-developed system would provide positive identification of sender and location within 1,000 ft. Unit cost would be $300

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Air Transport

Board Probing 747 Takeoff Accident

San Francisco—Pan American World Airways Boeing 747, damaged when it struck runway and approach lights during a takeoff and subsequent landing at San Francisco International Airport July 30, was “apparently performing by the book,” National Transportation Safety Board investigators said last week.
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Air Transport

Ethiopian Pushing for African Leadership

Addis Ababa—Ethiopian Airlines’ careful development as a self-sustained operation, avoiding the higher costs of support from outside companies, has greatly enhanced its potential for becoming Africa’s leading airline. Ethiopian has produced a profit during 15 of its 25 years of existence largely because of its ability to function as a complete airline operation with accompanying reduced costs.

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Editorial

Man Must Explore

The full impact of how man can and should explore the moon was demonstrated to every television viewer on this third planet of the solar system by the Apollo 15 mission of Astronauts Dave Scott, Jim Irwin and Al Worden. Looking back, it was incredible how the critics of the Apollo program—laymen, pressmen, politicians and scientists—all refused to believe that it was not just a technical tour de force.

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