AEROSPACE: The Empty Horizon

The U.S. aerospace industry has long booked itself on a nonstop flight into the future, speeding from one set of new aircraft to more advanced successors on the horizon. Now the horizon is empty, and has been since Congress shot down the American supersonic transport two years ago. For the first time since World War II, U.S. aerospace companies have no new generation of silvery flying ships that is imminently scheduled to zoom off the drawing boards and onto the production line. Some aerospace men are not bothered by what they regard as a welcome breathing spell, but others...

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