Aero Magazine International

1971 - 1980

04/19/1971

FIRST STATION IN ORBIT

The Americans dominated the media with their series of landings on the Moon when, in April 1971, the Soviets announced a less attractive feat. They had placed in orbit the Salyut 1, an orbital station of 19 tons and a living space of 90 cubic meters. The ship faced various problems and fell back on earth in October of the same year. It was the first of a series of stations intended for long stays in space.

09/03/1971

AN ITALIAN TRAINER

The FAB was begging to negotiate the acquisition of its first supersonic fighters, but had problems with the aging of its AT-33 conversion planes. The solution found was licensing the Aermacchi MB-326 trainer to be assembled by Embraer, which was already manufacturing the Bandeirante. Nearly 180 units were made in Brazil with the name of EMB-112 Xavante, the first jet aircraft to be series manufactured in the country.

01/05/1972

A SPACE SHUTTLE

In January 1972, the Apollo program was close to its end and NASA already had new

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