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July 16, 1979

Editorial

Washington's Smash Hit

Space Technology

Voyager 2 Expands Jupiter Data

Space Technology

Space Shuttle Tests May Be Delayed Further

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Editorial

Washington's Smash Hit

The National Air and Space Museum has become the crown jewel of Washington’s glittering Museum Mall and the strongest and most consistent magnet for tourists in the nation’s capital. Nearly 30 million people have flowed through its spacious halls in the three years since it opened on July 1, 1976.
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Space Technology

Voyager 2 Expands Jupiter Data

Clearer images from second encounter return extensive data on planet, its satellites, ring and cloud patterns

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Space Technology

Space Shuttle Tests May Be Delayed Further

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Space Technology

Scatha Charge Dissipation Succeeds

Washington —U. S. Air Force/Martin Marietta Scatha (spacecraft charging at high altitudes) satellite has encountered and successfully dissipated extreme electrical charging on the vehicle in geosynchronous orbit. USAF’s space test program P78-2 spacecraft was designed specifically to research electrical charging events that have taken place and disrupted operations by geosynchronous orbit spacecraft as they enter eclipse from the sun by the earth.
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Management

Hotz to Retire; New Publisher Named

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Management

Gulfstream American Ends VFW-614 Talks

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Space Technology

Skylab Tumble Timing Linked to Control

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration decision to tumble Skylab sooner in advance of its reentry than planned was made because controllers were rapidly losing their ability to maintain spacecraft control in the high-drag/low-orbit environment and also because reentry predictions indicated the early maneuver would assure Skylab’s debris footprint would miss the northeastern coast of the U. S. and Canada.

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Space Technology

Salyut 6 Boosted to Record High Orbit

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Avionics

Fixes for F-16 Radar Problems Claimed

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Avionics

Egyptian F-4s

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