August 21, 1972

Editorial

Equal Time

Departmental

Who’s Where

Departmental

Industry Observer

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Editorial

Equal Time

(Sen. George McGovern (D.-S. D.), who is presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, takes issue with the editorial “Space Shuttle Decision,” which appeared on this page July 31. We present the full text of Sen. McGovern’s rebuttal on the same page this week to give him an equal opportunity to clarify his views for our aerospace readers.
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Departmental

Who’s Where

In the Front Office
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Departmental

Industry Observer

Some of the on-board experiments planned for Skylab may be operated by remote control for as long as six months after the last visit by astronauts to the spacecraft. Also under particular study at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston is the possibility of operating the Apollo Telescope Mount from the operations control room during the periods between missions.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Defense Forecast Pentagon forecasts a total defense budget of $112 billion in 1980, but an official cautions that the figure represents no increase in purchasing power over the current $83-billion budget, because of inflation and rising manpower costs.
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Management

Barriers to Technology Transfer Studied

National Science Foundation will seek ways to get ideas out of the laboratory and into industrial and governmental use
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Aeronautical Engineering

Export to France of F101 Technology Weighed

Washington—Controversial decision on whether to permit General Electric Co. to export to France the advanced engine core technology embodied in its F101 augmented turbofan powerplant has reached the presidential level in both that country and the U. S.
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Management

Lockheed to Continue Rigid Rotor Work

Burbank, Calif.—Army has authorized Lockheed Aircraft Corp. to continue development of an advanced rigid rotor control system using one of its three AH-56A Cheyenne prototypes despite an Army decision to cancel further development and production of the attack helicopter (AW&ST Aug. 14, p. 21).
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Management

F-15 Milestone

Initial two weeks of flight testing of the USAF/McDonnell Douglas F-15 air-superiority fighter has completed preliminary flight performance milestone demonstrations six weeks ahead of schedule. This demonstration, including Mach 2 flight and altitude and g-load targets, is required before the first decision point in the program—long-lead-time component release (AW&ST June 25, p. 80).
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NTSB Examines JAT Abort Data

Investigators were attempting to determine late last week why the captain of a Jugoslovenski Aerotransport (JAT) Boeing 707-320 was unable to stop his aircraft on a dry, 14,572-ft. runway at New York after aborting a takeoff Aug. 13. The aircraft, carrying 186 persons, ran off the end of Runway 13R at John F. Kennedy International Airport and struck a blast fence.
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Management

A-7 Wins Swiss Army Approval

Paris—Swiss army has submitted its recommendation to the Swiss federal Council of Ministers for the purchase of 60 LTV Aerospace A-7G attack fighters. The formal recommendation came Aug. 14 after nearly six years of evaluations of various aircraft candidates and a final fly-off competition last May between the A-7 and the French Dassault-Breguet Mirage Milan (AW&ST June 5, p. 23).
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