National Geographic : 1964 Nov
LOOK WHAT DOUGLAS IS DOING NOW! FINAL ASSEMBLY OF MAMMOTH SPACE- WE'RE BUILDING THE SIMPLEST JETLINER CRAFT is taking place in this huge tooling tower IN THE WORLD. The new Douglas DC-9, complex at the Douglas Space Systems Center. Here, scheduled to fly in 1965, has far fewer components the S-IVB stages of the NASA Saturn moon rockets than other jetliners. Yet it has a completely inde are being assembled, tested and given complete pendent back-up system for every major system to system checkouts. add even more reliability. PROVIDING MORE PUNCH PER POUND of airplane than any other combat jet, the Douglas/ Navy A-4E has a payload of more than 8,000 pounds. Fully loaded, it combines outstanding stability and control at all speeds with fine maneuverability. OUR BOOSTERS HAVE LAUNCHED MORE SATELLITES than those of all other companies combined. The NASA/Douglas Delta alone was responsible for boosting a record twenty-two satel lites in succession into orbit, including .Syncorn, Tl'star, Tiros, Relay and Arid. INTHE AIR OR OUTER SPACE... DOUG LAS GETS THINGS DONE!