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July 28, 1975

Special Report: ASTP Mission

Airmanship, Science Highlight Project

Safety

French Board Analyzes Midair Collision

Special Reports: ASTP Mission

Cosmonauts’ Workload in Orbit Primarily Systems Monitoring

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Special Report: ASTP Mission

Airmanship, Science Highlight Project

Houston—Apollo and Soyuz went their separate ways to touchdown last week after their joint mission, leaving behind a record of accomplishment in airmanship and science—and nagging questions on whether the U. S. could have better spent its $210 million for a Skylab 2 mission.

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Safety

French Board Analyzes Midair Collision

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Special Reports: ASTP Mission

Cosmonauts’ Workload in Orbit Primarily Systems Monitoring

Houston—Soyuz cosmonaut activities during unilateral Soviet Apollo Soyuz Test Project flight periods indicate that the Soviets maintain a lower orbital workload level than is characteristic of U. S. operations. ASTP Soyuz planned procedures and air-to-ground communications indicate that more emphasis is placed on system monitoring by the cosmonauts than on the use of the man on board the spacecraft to perform research activities.
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Air Transport

Responsibility Weighed in Dc-10 Crash

Los Angeles— Summary judgment motion filed by plaintiffs in the crash of a Turkish Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 listed 58 “proposed findings of fact” to substantiate their claims against McDonnell Douglas, General Dynamics/Convair and Turkish Airlines (AW&ST July 14, p. 30).
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Avionics

Reduction in Aircraft Separations Sought

San Francisco—Systems that could enable air traffic controllers to reduce aircraft separations when strong winds lessen the danger from trailing wake vortices may be installed at six-eight major U. S. airports in the next two years.

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Special Reports: ASTP Mission

Apollo Shows Expanded Capabilities

Houston—Expanded maneuvering and science capabilities were demonstrated by NASA/Rockwell International Apollo command and service module and its three-man crew in bearing the brunt of the first joint U. S.-Soviet manned space mission.

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Air Transport

Maintenance Is Federal Express Key

Memphis—Tightly controlled flight operations and a maintenance system geared for rapid response and immediate aircraft turnaround is a major factor in Federal Express Corp.’s ability to provide overnight package service among 5,000 U. S. city pairs.

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Special Report: Egypt

Problems Stall Egyptair Quest for Growth

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Aeronautical Engineering

Condition Monitoring Reducing Costs

Condition monitoring is receiving wide acceptance as a primary aircraft maintenance program, after having established itself with the introduction of the Boeing 747 transport and making major gains with other wide-body transports.

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Special Reports: ASTP Mission

Two-nation Control Center Plan Proved

Houston—Effective interaction between Apollo Soyuz Test Project ground control centers at the Johnson Space Center here and at Kalinin, outside of Moscow, resolved numerous small problems encountered during the mission. The operations validated the joint control center concept for any international programs that might be undertaken in later years.

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