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December 13, 1982

Editorial

Space Science in the Doldrums

Space Technology

Budget for Fiscal 1984 Omits Fifth Orbiter

NASA Seeks Funds to Study Motion Sickness

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Editorial

Space Science in the Doldrums

After a decade of abundance in the 1960s in the wake of the Sputnik challenge, U. S. space science has gradually eroded from the weathering of difficult economic times and straitened federal budgets. Planetary science, triumphant in unmanned flybys of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, unmanned landings on Mars, and piggyback trips on six manned lunar landings, is almost moribund.

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Space Technology

Budget for Fiscal 1984 Omits Fifth Orbiter

OMB rejects funding for that project, Venus mapper and other large new starts; final decision up to President

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NASA Seeks Funds to Study Motion Sickness

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Managers Find Shuttle Proposal Needs Changes

Washington—Shuttle managers believe the Space Transportation Co. (SpaceTran) proposal to fund the fifth orbiter privately must provide more benefit to the government before it can be accepted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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NASA Raises Sixth Orbiter Probability

Washington—The probability that at least a sixth space shuttle orbiter will be needed has been raised by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in its Fiscal 1984 budget discussions with the Office of Management and Budget. “Anticipated expansion of the shuttle flight rate in future years to meet increased demand will require at least a fifth orbiter and more than likely a sixth orbiter,” NASA told the budget office.
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Management

Defense, State Aid F-20 Sales Drive

Washington—Defense and State departments are aiding Northrop Corp.’s drive for Foreign Military Sales of the F-20 Tigershark fighter. Near-term emphasis is on F-20 sales in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, with potential orders for 300-400 aircraft in the offing.

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Pressure Grows to Overhaul British Security

London—Pressure on the British government to overhaul the nation's counterespionage system grew last week in the wake of the second major spy trial in less than a month. Canadian professor Hugh Hambleton pleaded guilty to one count of spying for the Soviet Union and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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Missile Engineering

MX Flight Test Processing Delayed By Technical Problem

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Aeronautical Engineering

Pratt Offers USAF Fixed Price for F100 Engines

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Aeronautical Engineering

Committee Studying Engine Spare Parts Pricing

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