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Old 07-09-2008, 10:36 AM
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Most if not all of the model rocket history timeline data that is posted here would appear in Mark Mayfield's book, "History of Rockets & Model Rockets".

http://www.amazon.com/Launch-Magazi...15613971&sr=1-8

In addition, I was told, but I am not 100% sure that LAUNCH magazine will have an article using a lot of this model rocket timeline date in a forthcoming issue.

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I wonder how many deaths and injuries were prevented because commercially manufactured Model Rockets were available?


Easily scores if not hundreds, perhaps even 1,000's over the past 50 years.

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Easily scores if not hundreds, perhaps even 1,000's over the past 50 years.

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I can say that I'm probably one of them, who went from Zn&S, etc, to Modrocs, starting in '61-62.
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This Month in Model Rocket History August 1958


8/58 CAA/B becomes the FAA

8/58 Christian Science Monitor "Amateur Rocketry Boosted by Army"

8/58 Hartford Courant newspaper "Backyard Rocketry Risky For Amateurs-California Experts List Equipment Needed For Reasonably Safe Firing"

8/58 American Modeler EXPERT Advice for Amateur Rocketry Kendall Hoyt

8/58 NY Times ARMY SETS ROCKET AID; Will Help Amateurs to Fire Test Devices Safely

8/58 LA Times Science Fiction, Rocket Groups Convening Here Presentation of Awards and Costume Ball Highlight Sessions; Amateurs Tell Woes

8/58 Model Airplane News "How Safe are Rockets?" William Winter

8/24/58 24 August 1958: Attempted orbit of Explorer-V satellite (37.16 pounds with 25.76 pounds of payload) failed because booster collided with second stage after separation, causing upper stage firing angle to be off (kinda sounds like what happened to the recent Falcon-)

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This Month in Model Rocketry History September 1958

9/58 MMI Ad in American Modeler magazine; NOW....Safe,exciting model rocketry with ROCK-A-CHUTE flying models! New soft vinyl nose cone; offically classified as ICC Toy Propellant Devices; OO1-C $3.98; 6 pak $2.95; 3 for $1.50 NEW Launch Tower $9.95

9/58 Positive review of Rock-A-Chutes in AM magazine by Cal Smith titled, "Smith & Smith try Aerobee-HI" http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...8/9_58AmMod.pdf

9/18/58 First NAR section, the Mile-High section of Denver, Colorado was formed by G. Harry Stine and his "NAR Boys".


Amateur Rocketry Headlines

9/58 LA Times article, "2 Rocketry Enthusiasts Injured by Explosion"

9/58 Popular Mechanics "These Rocketeers Play Safe"

9/58 Electronics Illustrated Lt. Col. Charles M. Parkins "Build A Safe Model Missile" Part 2 of 4
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Oops sorry I have been spending alot of time in the hospital taking care of health problems and I forgot to do my column here. Below is Both October and November 1958.

This Month In Model Rocketry History October 1958

10/58 10/1/58 NACA becomes NASA and NASA begins operations.

10/58 1st MMI Ad with American Modeler magazine located at 1159 California St Denver CO

10/58 10/25/58 MMA becomes NAR->On October 25, 1958 an amendment to the articles of incorporation was filed with the state of Colorado to change the name of the association to t he National Association of Rocketry, define the Board of Trustees as a body not to exceed thirteen members, and to define Junior, Senior, and Honorary membership classes.


Amateur Rocketry Headlines


10/1/58 NACA becomes NASA

10/58 NY Times "ROCKETRY YOUTHS FIRE QUERIES HERE; 450 Teen-Agers at Parley Swamp the Experts With Interest in Development"

10/58 NY Times article "BOY ROCKET GROUPS ADOPT FANCY NAMES"

10/58 ROCKET STUDIES SET; Pentagon Will Stress Safety In Course for Amateurs

10/58 LA Times 1400 MISSILE CLUBS SPRING UP IN NATION

10/58 Dallas News Rocket Nuts Gain Thrust

10/58 American Modeler Sage Advice to Young Rocket Fans: Be Smart!Be Safe! By G. Harry Stine. Model rocket safety code with many Amateur Rocketry pics and some anti-AR rhetoric; Model MIssile Safety Code: 9 of 15 points allow AR activities

10/58 Electronics Illustrated Lt. Col. Charles M. Parkins "Build A Safe Model Missile" Part 3 of 4

10/23/58 23 October 1958: Attempted orbit of 12-foot inflatable Beacon satellite (31.5 pounds with 18.3 pounds of payload) failed when second stage separated prematurely from booster






This Month In Model Rocketry History November 1958


11/58 MMI Ad 1159 California St Denver 4, Colorado; Deluxe 001-A $7.95; 001-C Economy $3.98; 3 pak $1.50; 6 pak $2.95; Kit T1 Tower Launcher $9.95

11/58 The ARS report/study is finished based upon NFPA Report data from MAY 1958. See the MAY 1958 entry for more informtion.
The report/study "Amateur Rocketry: A delineation of the Problem, a Policy Statement, and a Program for Action by the American Rocket Society" will be published in the JUne 1959 issue of Jet Propulsion, Journal of the American Rocket Society.

It would be almost 10 years before the ARS (later the AIAA) would formerly endorse and recognize model rocketry as a safe and educational hobby.

11/58 Hi-Craft Rocket Company of California Not much is known about this pioneer model rocket company. I beleive the Rocketeers Collectors Journal may have more information.

11/58 Chabon Scientifc Co. ad about MMI Aerobee-Hi; Deluxe Kit $9.95; 42" Tower Launcher $9.95 motors 6 for $2.95

Amateur Rocketry Headlines


11/58 The ARS Ad Hoc report is presented to the ARS Board of Directors.

11/58 Christian Science Monitor Rocket Warning Fired; After talking with several experts at the annual gathering of the American Rocket Society about amateur rocketry, it becomes clear that playing around...

11/58 Electronics Illustrated Lt. Col. Charles M. Parkins "Build A Safe Model Missile" Part 4 of 4


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This Month In Model Rocketry History December 1958

12/58 Another positive article about Model Rocketry by G.Harry Stine titled, "Colorado's Little Canaveral".

http://www.oldrocketplans.com/pubs/...Cnvrl_12_58.pdf

12/58 12/31/58 the IGY-International Geophysical Year ends.

1958 Reaction Motors,Inc merges with Thiokol Chemical


Amateur Rocketry Headlines

12/58 NY Times C. A. B. (Civil Aeronautics Board) SET TO CURB AMATEUR ROCKETRY (CAB was predecessor to FAA)

12/58 Washington Post Rocket Course Brings Teachers Up With Pupils CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) -- Imagine the plight of a math or science teacher facing a classroom of curious youngsters whose fathers are blazing trails in the uncharted field of rocketry.

12/58 Christian Science Monitor CAB Moves to Protect Aircraft From Rockets The Civil Aeronautics Board has stepped in to protect airplanes from the hazards of amateur rocketry

12/58 LA Times Student-Made Rocket Will Be Fired Today; Will it be a boom, a pop or a complete fizzle? Members of the Mira Costa High School student Rocket Club and Society will know the answer shortly after 2 p.m. today when they launch their 30-inch rocket

12/58 LA Times Calgary Students Fire Own Rocket

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9/58 Popular Mechanics "These Rocketeers Play Safe"



Here's the article.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Qt...ad=0_0#PPA73,M1
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9/58 Popular Mechanics "These Rocketeers Play Safe"



How safe can he be standing on top of the tower like that?!
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