December 4, 1972

Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Landing Site Could Add to Data on Forces That Shaped Lunar Terrain

Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Apollo Ending as Science Hits Its Stride

Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Navigation Procedure Changes Planned

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Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Landing Site Could Add to Data on Forces That Shaped Lunar Terrain

Apollo 17’s touchdown site on a flat valley floor is part of a region studded with lunar anomalies and potentialities in prospective age, structure and topographic detail—one that could throw new light on the forces of impact, volcanism and erosion in shaping the moon’s terrain.

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Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Apollo Ending as Science Hits Its Stride

Lunar orbital and surface science experiment development is just hitting its full stride with Apollo 17 as this mission rings down the curtain on the program. Experiments on this flight collectively are the most advanced in the program, and in some cases the most complex.
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Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Navigation Procedure Changes Planned

Apollo 17’s eastern landing site in the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon has forced major changes in navigation procedures compared with those used on earlier lunar landing missions. Major operational and navigational differences include:

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Air Transport

Climb, Descent Corridors Urged

Safety board asks establishment of distinct paths to separate visual, instrument flight rules traffic near busiest airports

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Special Report: Apollo 17 Mission

Mission Seeks Broader Lunar Data Base

Astronauts will deploy seven new experiments at geologically complex landing site to fill gaps in current lunar knowledge

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Air Transport

Boeing Rushes Restyled 727s to Eastern

Wichita—Conversion of Eastern Airlines fleet of 101 Boeing 727s to wide-body configuration, plus a new look interior decor (AW&ST NOV. 20, p. 30), necessitated contracting this major task to Boeing-Wichita’s aircraft modification branch.

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Air Transport

Traffic Growth Trend Persists

Hijacking threat and inconveniences of attendant screening fail to slow gains as November results exceed expectations

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Commercial Helicopter Sales Rise Seen

Ft. Worth—Significant increase in commercial rotary wing aircraft sales is expected next year by top marketing executives of Bell Helicopter Co. here. Continuing boom in resources exploration and a strong revival of the corporate market after a slowdown of about two years are key factors in Bell’s planning sharp production increases for 1973.
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Air Transport

Turboprop Aircraft to Be Sold in Kits

Munich—New 20-passenger twin-turboprop commuter and utility aircraft is under development here by Air-Metal GmbH. and is being offered in kit form to licensees to reduce acquisition costs and import problems. Designated the AM-C 111 STOL-Lifter, the aircraft will be put on the market next year by 14 licensees, all located outside Europe.
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Management

Contractors Defend Bart, Face Suit

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