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A weekly programme about work in the world of science.

by T. R. F. Nonweiler of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, The Queen's University. Belfast.

Although aerodynamics is advancing rapidly it still has many problems to solve, particularly when the speeds involved are those of rockets and satellites. One formidable problem is that of reentering the earth's atmosphere and slowing down without being burned up through friction with the upper air. Some ways in which this may be done are discussed in this programme.
Repeated on Saturday at 9.10 (Home)


T. R. F. Nonweiler

Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley.

Buying a Car: Peter Cartwright of The Financial Times considers various methods of finding the money.

A Car is Born: 4: Peter Bailey, experimental engineer to a leading manufacturer, talks about his part in the creation of a new model.

It may be a Hard Winter: David Pratt, chief engineer of the Trans-antarctic Expedition, gives the second of three talks calling on his experiences to help you in the months ahead.

The Lawyer: Defective steering - the law

The week's motoring news, and other items of topical interest.


Arranged and introduced by:
Bill Hartley
Item presenter (Buying a Car):
Peter Cartwright
Speaker (A Car is Born):
Peter Bailey
Speaker (It may be a Hard Winter):
David Pratt
H. Saunders-Jacobs

Network Three

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