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G. Harry Stine (1928--1997) was a renowned rocket expert and a pioneer in the development of the aerospace hobby of model rocketry. Stine graduated from the University of Colorado, and first worked as an civilian scientist at White Sands Proving Ground as chief of the Controls and Instruments Section of the Propulsion Branch. In 1955, Stine went to work for the US Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at White Sands as head of the Range Operations Division and Navy Flight Safety Engineer. Stine later worked as an engineer for Stanley Aviation Corporation and the Huyck Corporation. Stine was the founder of Model Missiles, Inc., which was the first company to produce and market model rockets. He has also served as a freelance consultant for different organizations, including the National Air and Space Museum. Stine was a prolific author of both articles and books on science, astronautics and model rocketry, and he also wrote science fiction under the pseudonym, Lee Correy. In 1957, Stine founded the National Association for Rocketry (NAR), and he was an active member. He was also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the British Interplanetary Society, and the Explorer's Club.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0573

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 1996. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2022.

Creator

Stine, G. Harry (George Harry), 1928-1997

Date

Circa 1950s-1970s

Provenance

G. Harry Stine, Gift, circa 1973, NASM.XXXX.0573

Extent

20.8 Cubic feet (15 records center boxes, 1 flat box, 4 map folders, 13 film containers)

Summary

G. Harry Stine (1928--1997) was a renowned rocket expert and a pioneer in the development of the aerospace hobby of model rocketry. This collection consists of G. Harry Stine's collection of archival material relating mainly to his involvement in rocket associations, including the National Association for Rocketry (NAR), and his association with model rocket manufacturers.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Brochures

Newsletters

Clippings

Correspondence

Photographs

Arrangement note

Collection is unprocessed.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of G. Harry Stine's collection of archival material relating mainly to his involvement in rocket associations, including the National Association for Rocketry (NAR), and his association with model rocket manufacturers. The following mediums are included: photographs from model rocket meets, correspondence, magazine and newspaper articles, newsletters, galley proofs, committee minutes, model rocket drawings, model rocket manufacturers' brochures, and film.

Genre/Form

Brochures

Newsletters

Clippings

Correspondence

Photographs

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Model Missiles, Inc.

National Association of Rocketry (U.S.)

Stine, G. Harry (George Harry), 1928-1997

Topics Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketry
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Models

Citation

G. Harry Stine Collection, NASM.XXXX.0573, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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