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May 1, 1989

HEADLINE NEWS

Space Station Faces Possible Delay Or Cancellation

HEADLINE NEWS

Nasa Selects Lockheed/aerojet to Build Shuttle’s Advanced Solid Rocket Motor

HEADLINE NEWS

British Monopolies Panel Approves Gec/siemens Offer for Plessey

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HEADLINE NEWS

Space Station Faces Possible Delay Or Cancellation

WASHINGTON NASA has begun a review of the space station program to determine whether it should further delay, scale down or cancel the $24-billion project to meet anticipated budget cuts. NASA faces a potential $575-million reduction to its $13.2-billion budget request for Fiscal 1990, but ongoing congressional budget evaluations could bring the final figure even lower.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Nasa Selects Lockheed/aerojet to Build Shuttle’s Advanced Solid Rocket Motor

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HEADLINE NEWS

British Monopolies Panel Approves Gec/siemens Offer for Plessey

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HEADLINE NEWS

Soviet Cosmonauts Return to Earth From Mir Station

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HEADLINE NEWS

Harrier Frs. 2 Prototypes to Be Equipped with Ferranti Blue Vixen Radar for Testing

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PARIS AIR SHOW PREVIEW

Soviets Plan High Profile at 1989 Paris Air Show

LE BOURGET, FRANCE The Soviet Union is planning a dominant presence at this year’s Paris air show with displays that will include the first Western flight demonstrations of its Antonov An-225, Tupolev Tu204 and Ilyushin 11-96-300 transports, as well as the Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot close support aircraft.

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U. S. DEFENSE BUDGET DECLINE

Cheney Hoists 'red Flag' Against B-2, Orders Cost and Technical Review

WASHINGTON U. S. Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney has ordered the Pentagon’s top weapons review panel to launch an inquiry into the USAF/Northrop B-2 bomber program, in the wake of a $4billion program cut. The Defense Acquisition Board, made up of senior officials including the service secretaries and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will address, in Cheney’s words, “big, unanswered questions” involving cost and technical issues.

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UNVEILING THE STEALTH FIGHTER

Usaf Expands Use of F-117a, Adds More Daytime Flights

LANCASTER, CALIF. Daytime flights of up to 20 USAF/ Lockheed F-117A stealth fighters over populated areas near Edwards AFB, Calif., during the past two weeks indicate the Air Force has relaxed its policy of secrecy on the program, and is expanding the aircraft’s operational utility.

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RECORD UNITED AIRLINES ORDER

Huge Aircraft Order Signals Revitalization of United

SAN FRANCISCO United Airlines has ordered 370 standard-body Boeing transports valued at $15.74 billion, a record transaction that accelerates the unprecedented surge of airline buying and signals a revitalization of the airline. United’s chairman and president, Stephen M. Wolf, said the order addresses the carrier’s standard-body transport needs "into the 21st century."

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AIR TRANSPORT

Eastern Seeks Creditors’ Approval of Recovery Plan

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