April 17, 1972

Missile Engineering

Otomat Missile in Final Tests

Space Technology

Some Apollo Site Features Geologically Like Earth's

Air Transport

Cab Examiner Urges Fares Tied to Cost

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Missile Engineering

Otomat Missile in Final Tests

French/Italian anti-ship missile expected to be operational by early 1973; manufacturers study export market potential

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Space Technology

Some Apollo Site Features Geologically Like Earth's

Apollo 16 is programed to touch down on a section of the lunar crust that has more in common geologically with the earth than any of the first four landing sites. What the mission geological investigation team considers of prime significance is the complex structural pattern that shapes the landing site surface.

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Air Transport

Cab Examiner Urges Fares Tied to Cost

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Avionics

A-7e, A-6 to Get Infrared Sensor

Forward-looking infrared systems planned by Navy for LTV and Grumman aircraft for nighttime attack role

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Personal Business

Political Itch Is Easy to Scratch in Campaign Years

Getting into politics isn’t as difficult as it’s cracked up to be. There is plenty of room at the bottom. Room at the top is harder to come by, of course. Nomination to a national office such as a seat in Congress has to be relentlessly pursued, and even lowerlevel jobs in government rarely seek out the man.

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Missile Engineering

Rocket-assisted Army Shells Operational

Dover, N. J.—First two cannon-launched rocket-assisted projectiles (RAP) are now in the Army’s operational inventory. Picatinny Arsenal’s Solid Rocket Propulsion Laboratory here has the go-ahead for engineering and exploratory development of such rounds in a variety of calibers for new and existing weapons being developed to take full advantage of the boosted shells’ capabilities.

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Editorial

Airborne Facts and Fantasy

A recent survey we conducted among international air travelers yielded this kind of line-up on what are the important and unimportant elements of service. Let me warn you that if you stacked up the miles of films and pounds of print of advertising the airlines turn out next to this real order of priorities people set on services, one might think you were literally living in two quite different worlds.
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Personal Business

Taking a Bite of the Big Deals in Real Estate

“The best investment on earth is earth.’’ That adage is as deeply imbedded in the American consciousness as the Protestant ethic of hard work. In the past couple of years, however, promoters have turned it into a rallying cry for group-investment real estate deals.

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Air Transport

Cab Charter Plan Alternatives Burgeon

New York—Plethora of alternatives to the Civil Aeronautics Board’s proposed regulation on travel group charters is mushrooming from numerous segments of the air transport industry and related government agencies as the Apr. 27 date for oral arguments on the CAB proposal draws near.

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Air Transport

North Atlantic Air Cargo and Mail Data—year 1971

Pan SeaTrans U. S. Flag LuftAir Air (In Scheduled Service) American board World Total hansa KLM BOAC France Canada Alitalia SAS Sabena TOTAL—BOTH DIRECTIONS Total Cargo 65,122.6 63,750.4 41,399.6 170,272.6 44,560.8 36,504.6 29,314.7 29,165.9 23,033.9 22,491.3 20,149.7 16,951.1
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