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May 10, 1982

Space Technology

Defense Moving to Exploit Space Shuttle Concept

Air Transport

Backing Rises for Atlantic Fare Agreement

Management

Nato Withdrawal Threatened

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Space Technology

Defense Moving to Exploit Space Shuttle Concept

Cocoa Beach, Fla,—The Defense Dept, is shifting into high gear to exploit the space shuttle by defining a space test program that ends use of expendable launch vehicles in future space operations. It has been proposed to use Titan 2 intercontinental ballistic missiles removed from missile silos to launch small military satellites.

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Air Transport

Backing Rises for Atlantic Fare Agreement

Eleven nations give initial approval to proposal put forth by European Civil Aviation Conference to set pricing zones

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Management

Nato Withdrawal Threatened

Alliance strains generate move in Congress to block funding for U. S. troops; both liberal, conservative backing emerges

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Manufacturing Technology

Technique Predicts Composite Strength

Williamsburg, Va.—National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center has developed a prediction technique for the long-term effects of moisture and elevated temperature on the strength of a graphite epoxy lap joint clamped by threaded fasteners.

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Management

Missiles Used in Falklands Conflict

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Management

Senators Propose Agency to Select Nato's Arms

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Avionics

Budget Cuts Curtail Flir Pod Testing

Los Angeles—Flight testing a forward looking infrared system for the Navy/ McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 aircraft has been curtailed as a result of cuts in the aircraft program’s Fiscal 1982 funding, but initial production deliveries of the system are still scheduled for June, 1983.

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Management

Nato's Qualitative Edge Over Warsaw Pact Slips

Brussels—Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies are outstripping the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in almost every area of conventional and nuclear warfare, and the Western alliance has been losing its technological military advantages in recent years.

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Air Transport

Runway Surface Sensors Draw Divergent Testimony

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Space Technology

Nasa Considers Program to Watch Global Climate

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