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April 18, 1983

International Research and Development

Debate Weighs U. S. Competitive Ability

Space Technology

Planetary Strategy to Boost Flight Rate

International Research and Development

Shifting of Federal Policy Draws Industry Opposition

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International Research and Development

Debate Weighs U. S. Competitive Ability

Washington—Debate under way in Congress, the Reagan Administration, science academies and industry on the nation’s research and development policy is the first step in changing the U. S. approach toward industrial competitiveness.

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Space Technology

Planetary Strategy to Boost Flight Rate

Washington—New strategy for U. S. planetary exploration into the 21st century calls for an immediate increase in mission frequency well above the present level, utilizing state of the art hardware from ongoing flights to accelerate exploration at reasonable cost.

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International Research and Development

Shifting of Federal Policy Draws Industry Opposition

Federal government shift away from support of applied research and toward funding generic basic research planned by the Reagan Administration would impede the implementation of new technology in commercial aerospace products by creating a funding gap in corporate research budgets.

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Technical Survey: International Research and Development

U. S. Dominant Technology Role Eroding

Military planning circles, Congress, Administration mount move to define projects, funding needs within tight budgets

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Safety

Military Accident Rate Drops in 1982

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International Research and Development

U. S. Plans Super Computer for Defense

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International Research and Development

Utah State Expanding Space Programs

Logan, Utah—Utah State University is becoming an increasingly important national resource as an independent space science and defense space technology development center. The university already has played a leading role in space shuttle payload design and expects in-house development of advanced charge-coupled devices and cryogenically cooled infrared sensors to increase the facility’s participation in both defense and space science flight projects.

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Space Technology

Economic Benefits of Lunar Base Cited

Houston—Utilization of lunar resources could result in beneficial interaction between National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s space transportation system and planetary science programs, leading to early start on research aimed toward establishment of a base on the Moon in the late 1990s.

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International Research and Development

Weak Economy Hinders Mitterrand Plan

Paris—France’s financial and political problems are threatening the scope of an aggressive research and development program instituted by President Francois Mitterrand. The weak economy led to implementation last month of an austerity program and is forcing cutbacks in government spending.

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Space Technology

Shuttle 6 Reentry Aids Program Data Base

Precisely guided Challenger descent, pinpoint landing build confidence for use of Kennedy Space Center on Mission 7

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