Space Access Update #78  11/6/97 
                 Copyright 1997 by Space Access Society 

     Space Visionary, Rocket Pioneer G. Harry Stine Dies At 69 

It is with great sadness I report that G. Harry Stine died suddenly at 
his home the afternoon of Sunday, November 2nd, 1997.  Harry's wife 
Barbara came home Sunday evening and found him by his word processor.   
He had been fine the night before and when Barbara left for a horse show 
that morning; cause of death is believed to be a stroke or heart attack. 

Harry was a space visionary and a hard-headed rocket engineer too, the 
author of more than fifty books of science fact and fiction, a lifelong 
private pilot, "The Father of Model Rocketry", a kind cheerful and 
selfless gentleman who feared neither man nor bureaucrat, a loving 
husband and father of three, and a key figure in bringing the concept of 
radically cheaper space transportation to its current respectability.  

Harry had three books due out soon - a revised paperback version of last 
year's "Halfway To Anywhere", an updated version of his "Handbook For 
Space Colonists" now called "Living In Space" that's just hitting the 
stores, and an updated version of his seminal work on space development 
"The Third Industrial Revolution", just shipped off to his publisher. 
Services for Harry will be held Friday November 7th at 2 pm, at Grimshaw 
Bethany Chapel, 710 West Bethany Home Road in Phoenix.  Harry's family 
has asked that people not send flowers, but rather make donations to a 
scholarship fund that will be set up in his name.  Send checks to: 

     The G.Harry Stine Space Pioneers Memorial Fund 
     c/o Bill Stine 
     6012 E Hidden Valley Drive 
     Cave Creek AZ 85331 

Harry was an advisor, a mentor, but above all a friend.  I'll miss him 
more than I know how to put down in words.  We all will. 

                                        - Henry Vanderbilt 


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