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Joe Frasketi
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posted 10-13-2006 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone provide a link to a biography of Stehling, or provide more detailed info.
There is just bits and pieces on him seaching in google.

My limited info. is that Dr. Stehling, an american rocket pioneer, was a senior science official on the U.S. Vanguard satellite/launch vehicle. An all around genius in developing new launch vehicle concepts and earth satellite applications. He worked on the X-1 and X-2 rocket aeroplanes, and did pioneer rocket engine work at Bell Aircraft Corp. in Buffalo NY 1950-55). He is quit an author too.

art540
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posted 10-16-2006 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for art540   Click Here to Email art540     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you can ever find the book Project Vanguard published in 1960 you will enjoy an element of Stehling's writing style that is so sadly missing today.

Art

Joe Frasketi
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posted 10-17-2006 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanx Art:
I will try to find that book, the first place I otto look is the packing box of space books I have in storage!
I was hoping for some info. on the web.
I will keep my hopes up on this.
Joe Frasketi http://www.spacecovers.com/

art540
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posted 10-21-2006 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for art540   Click Here to Email art540     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe: I will keep my eye open for Stehling
information. He worked on one of my favorite
prgrams: Vanguard.
Do you have any stories or iamges of your
tenure in the tracking aspects of the AMR/ETR missile range? I would like to add
to my knowledge of that subject which is mostly the National Geographic article about
1959.


Art

Joe Frasketi
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posted 10-21-2006 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Art:
I mentioned my website to you in a different thread, dont know if you accessed this URL page below tho, as its buried in my personal page, but its a source of info. about early days downrange life with some pictures: http://spacecovers.com/jpers/zjp_emp_rca_etr_rangerat01.htm

you might also find this webpage of interest, about what life was like in the early days downrange: http://www.jerryblackerby.com/pioneering_downrange.htm
written by one of my range rat friends.

Joe

art540
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posted 10-21-2006 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for art540   Click Here to Email art540     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe: thanks for the article. I did visit your site and was thrown by the under construction note! I will keep my eye open for aticles. I knew about RCA but until I saw a Chuck Rogers image of a truck at LC-18A I never knew the full name was RCA
Service Company. There are several of us
amateur historians interested in the early
days so you do have an audience beyond the
range rats members for your site.

Art

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