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this had been possible to the Douglas DC-3. It was one of the first planes to fly strictly passenger transport and can generate enough return from just those services.Along with the effectiveness and capabilities of aircraft passenger transport, cargo transport alsogrew. Air cargo planes were being made larger with a higher payload carry capacity. Flights being faster means that cargo could arrive sooner.John Bowen & Jean-Paul Rodrigue. The geography of transport systems: Air Transport. Retrieved from 5.3 Post War Military AviationInitially the jets and bombers developed for future wars, were of no use. The possibility of any bombing or nuclear attacks could bring about a harsher war from China and the Soviet Union. Also, the jets that were developed had a limited range, which left most pilots turning to the F-51 mustangs. Even so the USAF adapted to current situations and air power had become a huge asset in the Korean theater. The F-51 and F-86 had been used combat against the Russian made MiG-15’s. Bombers eventually found their use is destroying railways, bunkers, tanks, and supplies.
With new aircraft and experience from World War II, tactics had changed, from completely bombing and destroying everything to attacking with precision accuracy to disable the enemy not country. Helicopters were used to save countless lives, that previously had not been able to be rescued due to the limited take of airplanes.5.4 Commercial Air Travel during the 1950’s - 1960’sWhen air travel became routine, airlines felt the need to adjust influx of patrons. They had to make their flights more appealing to the common person to compete with other aviation businesses. Changes to seating for both leg and head room to make the flight more accommodating. Standard mealsbeing soggy and lacking flavor, a replacement had come once frozen foods were able to be stored and cooked on flights. Advancements with jet engines would mean travel would be faster although, more cargo could be transported and additional room for passengers. As jets started progressing in military applications the use for passenger transport was skeptical for could of material to assemble airframes. However, oncethe Boeing 707 was released it opened the door for practical use. Including being adopted into the U.S. Presidency as Air Force One.5.5 Beginnings of the Space ProgramDuring this time, the advances in rocket propulsion had reached new levels. Breaking Mach 3 speeds had attributed to aerodynamic data, that previously been unknown. Experiments with multiple stages and combining solid or liquid to achieve further propulsion. Though liquid was looked down on forthe possibility of any volatile reaction may create a bigger mess.Even though Soviet’s had won the race to the stars, I believe that U.S. had more interest in controlling the stars per say. After hearing about Sputnik, it was easier for von Braun’s team to get their chance at sending something into orbit. Once successful, NASA had been created which pulled from and combined previously separate companies, that were competing with each.