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Missile, Flying Model, Thor

Manufacturer:
G. Harry Stine  Search this
Materials:
Wood
Paint
Adhesive
Aluminum
Cotton
Rubber
Steel
Plastic
Balsa w/plastic parachute
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/2 x 12in. (3.8 x 30.5cm)
Type:
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of G. Harry Stine
Inventory Number:
A19930828000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv991a1f0f0-4752-4639-9289-d9bcc37f1f1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19930828000
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Roy Healy Papers

Creator:
Healy, Roy  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic Feet ((8 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Manuals
Manuscripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Publications
Date:
bulk 1930s-1960s
Scope and Contents:
This collection of papers consists of approximately 8 cubic feet of material chronicling Roy Healy's lifelong interest in rocketry and his career as a rocket engineer. The collection includes correspondence; technical manuals; technical drawings; book manuscripts; articles; reports; slides; photographic prints; publications; scrapbooks; and pamphlets.
Biographical / Historical:
Roy Healy (1915-1968) was a prominent American rocket pioneer whose career spanned more than 40 years. Healy began conducting amateur rocketry experiments in 1927 at the age of 12, and studied aeronautical engineering at the Casey Jones Technical School from 1934-1938. He worked for Brewster Aviation Company and American Airlines before being hired by the Air Material Command at Wright Field to work on rocket technology. From 1943 to 1946, he served as a project engineer for the design, testing, and development of air-to-air and air-to-surface rocket projectiles and launchers at the Armament Laboratory at Wright Field. This work led him to be sent, in 1944, to the China-Burma-India Theatre for four months to install rocket launchers in aircraft and to train crews on how to use them. Healy was involved with the Tiny Tim air-to-surface rocket, as well as a six-round automatic revolver type rocket launcher for 4.5-inch rockets designed by Bell Telephone Laboratories for use on the B-17 and other aircraft. During this period, Healy also served as the rocket and launching equipment design and development head at the Dover Rocket Development Center at Dover, Delaware. He also designed and flight tested wing rocket pods for the first U.S. Air Force jet fighters and was the Chief Technical Engineer, Preliminary Designs, at the Naval Aeronautical Rocket Test Station in New Jersey. From 1946 to 1953, Healy was employed at the M. K. Kellogg Co. of Jersey City, N.J., in their Special Projects Division, first on Navy liquid propellant boosters, from 1946 to 1949, and then as their Chief Design Engineer at Kellogg's test facilities at Lake Denmark, N.J. Healy's later work with Kellogg was on rocket sled boosters, rocket test equipment, and lastly on the preliminary design of rocket engines, boosters, and JATO units. In May 1953 Healy joined North American Aviation, working on their 75,000-lb thrust liquid propellant rocket engine for the Redstone missile. Also in 1953, Healy served as a temporary consultant to SNCASO of Paris, France, and helped arrange the installation of a rocket engine for their Trident interceptor aircraft. In 1955, North American formed its Rocketdyne Division, and Healy was transferred to this organization, advancing to the position of Senior Research Engineer. From 1955 to 1958, he was the Project Engineer for the Thor (S3E rocket engine), and from 1958-1960, he was the Program Manager for the Jupiter missile rocket engine (S-3D). In 1958, Healy was also named the Program Manager of a space mission cluster project for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, although he retained his positions at Rocketdyne. In 1961 Healy transferred to North American Rockwell's Space Division to become the Assistant Program Manager of the Saturn S-II engine. In June of 1966, Healy went on medical leave and he died of a heart attack in 1968. Healy was very involved with the American Rocket Society (ARS), joining in 1935. He became the President of the ARS both in 1942 and 1947, and was named a Fellow in 1955. Healy served as the editor of the ARS Journal during the 1940s, and authored numerous technical and popular articles on rockets. He also co-chaired the AIAA's Los Angeles Section Historical Committee for 1966-1967. In 1970, a 23.6 mile diameter crater on the far side of the Moon was named in Healy's honor (situated at 32.8° N, 110.5° W).
Provenance:
Adele and Lyn Healy, Gift, 2017
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Redstone Missile (Major, URSA, SSM-G-14, SSM-A-14, PGM-11, Hermes C-1)  Search this
Saturn 5 Launch Vehicle  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Thor Missile  Search this
Jupiter Missile  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Manuals
Manuscripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Publications
Citation:
Roy Healy Papers, Accession 2017-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0034
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0034

Thor Missile

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref24144

Thor Missile, General

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OT, Folder 380000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Thor Missile
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref24145

Thor Missile, General

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OT, Folder 380000-02
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Thor Missile
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref24148

Thor Missile, General

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OT, Folder 380000-OS
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Oversize
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Thor Missile
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref24151

Thor : anatomy of a weapon system / Geoff Goodchild

Author:
Goodchild, Geoff 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
174 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2016
Topic:
Thor (Missile)  Search this
Intermediate-range ballistic missiles  Search this
Ballistic missiles  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082605

The development of ballistic missiles in the United States Air Force, 1945-1960 / Jacob Neufeld

Author:
Neufeld, Jacob  Search this
United States Air Force Office of Air Force History  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force Weapons systems History  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 409 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
Topic:
Ballistic missiles--History  Search this
Atlas (Missile)--History  Search this
Thor (Missile)--History  Search this
Titan (Missile)--History  Search this
Call number:
UG1312.B34 N48 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392945

Launch pad UK : Britain and the Cuban Missile Crisis / Jim Wilson OBE

Author:
Wilson, Jim (Journalist)  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Air Force Bomber Command  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
United States
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962  Search this
Ballistic missile defenses--History  Search this
Thor (Missile))  Search this
Military relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1076356

The mighty Thor; missile in readiness

Author:
Hartt, Julian Norris  Search this
Physical description:
271 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Thor (Missile)  Search this
Call number:
UG633 .H378X
UG633.H378X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51018

Thor ballistic missile : the United States and the United Kingdom in partnership / John Boyes

Author:
Boyes, John  Search this
Physical description:
208 pages illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Great Britain
Date:
2015
Topic:
Thor (Missile)--History  Search this
Ballistic missiles--History  Search this
Military relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047283

Project Emily : Thor IRBM and the RAF / John Boyes

Author:
Boyes, John  Search this
Subject:
Great Britain Royal Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Great Britain
United States
Date:
2013
2008
20th century
Topic:
Thor (Missile)--History  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962  Search this
Military relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
UG1312.B34 B68 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066433

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