August 16, 1971

Avionics

C-5a Autoland Tests Successful

Air Transport

Airlines, Space Center Weighing Impact of Disney on Florida Tourism

Space Technology

Apollo Reaps Scientific Bonanza

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Avionics

C-5a Autoland Tests Successful

Flight tests of automatic landing system point toward Category 3A-plus capability for USAF/Lockheed transport

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Air Transport

Airlines, Space Center Weighing Impact of Disney on Florida Tourism

Cape Kennedy, Fla.-Do the Kennedy Space Center and Mickey Mouse have anything in common? The answer may be yes for the airlines serving Florida. Despite restraints on advertising a government facility as a tourist attraction, the site of Saturn 5 launches of the Apollo lunar landing missions has attracted over a million visitors in the last two years and is likely to do so again this year.

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Space Technology

Apollo Reaps Scientific Bonanza

Lunar data gained from command/service module spotlight advantages of manned spacecraft in achieving science goals

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Space Technology

Solid-propellant Technology Gains Spurred

Elkton, Md.—New solid-propellant rocket motor technology under development here for outer planet orbit insertion applications promises to provide significant fallout for a variety of solid-propellant motors for missile and space applications.

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Air Transport

Anti-collision Cost May Be $250 Million

Washington-Growing concern over the mid-air collision problem is prompting congressional action, including a bill recently introduced in the Senate which would require all aircraft to be equipped with a collision avoidance system or proximity warning indicator by Jan. 1, 1973.

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Air Transport

Ntsb Broadens 747 Investigation

Investigation into the takeoff accident of a Pan American World Airways Boeing 747 July 30 may result in a detailed study into the takeoff and dispatching techniques of all 747 users. A public hearing concerning the accident causes begins Aug. 17 in San Francisco under National Transportation Safety Board auspices.
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Special Report: Apollo 15 Mission

Crew Calls for More Missions to Moon

Houston-Apollo 15 crewmembers are convinced that the moon offers almost limitless opportunities for exploration and that full advantage should be taken of what they termed the “full maturity of the Apollo J-mission hardware and the team comprising engineers, operations personnel and scientists” by scheduling more missions.
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Editorial

Sounder Planning Required

The enormous scientific dividends returned from the Apollo 15 mission and the demonstration of how far man’s exploratory scope can be extended necessitate a new and more realistic look at the future planning of the U.S. space program. According to present plans, manned lunar exploration by this country will end with Apollo 17 in 1972.

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Air Transport

Promotional Fares Aimed at Traffic Lag

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Business Flying

Soviets Grant Yak-40 Plant Visits

Italian certification planned for fall and factory opened to French, German and Swedish officials; 800 Western sales seen

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