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May 9, 1977

Safety

Landing Maneuver Cited in 727 Crash

Western U. S. Drought Area Depicted by Landsat Imagery

Seven-day Spacelab Simulation Readied

F-14 Changes Cost $420,000 Per Aircraft

Hypersonic Propulsion Milestone Passed

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Safety

Landing Maneuver Cited in 727 Crash

(b) Computed stopping distance —The stopping distance required from touchdown is given in Table 1 [below]. The distances are based on a dry runway, an aircraft weight of 125,000 lb., an 84F temperature and no wind. Full braking and spoiler deployment is assumed 2 sec. after touchdown.
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Western U. S. Drought Area Depicted by Landsat Imagery

Seven-day Spacelab Simulation Readied

Washington— Final crew training for the most detailed space shuttle/Spacelab mission simulation ever conducted is concluding this week at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. A two-day, full dress rehearsal will be held May 10-11 for the seven-day simulation that begins May 17.

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F-14 Changes Cost $420,000 Per Aircraft

Hypersonic Propulsion Milestone Passed

Washington— Langley Research Centers hypersonic propulsion branch has passed a major milestone by burning hydrogen propellant for the first time in a one-third scale model of an air-breathing supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engine that is the forerunner of powerplants that would be used on future hypersonic research or operational aircraft.
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Air Transport

Court Ruling Awaited in Concorde Case

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Avionics

Faa Cuts Collision Avoidance Options

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Air Transport

Eastern Leases Four a -300bs

First Airbus use by a U. S. carrier sparks enthusiasm by manufacturer, varied reaction from others in aviation

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Management

Air Force Studies Amst Procurement

Los Angeles—Air Force is studying a proposal by the advanced medium STOL transport program office to shift the technology demonstration effort with the pairs of Boeing YC-14 and McDonnell Douglas YC-15 prototypes into a procurement process aimed at selecting one of the designs for development into a production configuration.

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Space Technology

House Unit Cut Threatens Nasa Planetary Planning

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'jobs Bill' Shuttle Funds to Aid Development, Test

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Management

Carriers Face Congress Fight

Senate unit revives funding for fourth Nimitz-class vessel as House unit blocks reprograming to study smaller ship

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