Harry Stine was bornon 26 March 1928 in Adel, Iowa, United States. Harry Stine is #571 in List Billionaires People In The World. Farm boy turned seed-genetics savant Harry Stine has made a fortune licensing corn and soybean genetics to multinationals like Monsanto and Syngenta. His current obsession is tinkering with seed genetics that allow for better yields or pesticide resistance. The son of a hardscrabble farmer, Stine became fascinated with seeds when he was a boy growing up in the family fields. Stine, who is dyslexic and mildly autistic, is also a math and data wiz and a formidable negotiator. In the 1990s he struck highly lucrative licensing deals with large multinational corporations across the globe, which form the backbone of his empire.
We're going to be able to double corn yields very easily. And apparently a lot of people working in the same industry can't see that...They think, 'How can this be? And furthermore, how can this little farm kid out here be doing this?'
Stine was a founding member of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy, and attended several meetings including the 1980 meeting that prepared the space defense policy papers for the Reagan Transition Team
In the wake of his book, The Third Industrial Revolution, he was asked to co-organize the American Astronautical Society 1977 conference on private Space Colonization to re-channel focus away from Space exploration alone, and where he received an award as a Founder of the international space effort
Stine also founded the National Association of Rocketry (initially called the Model Missile Association) and wrote the safety code which became its centerpiece; he served as its president until the late 1960s
Issues with the production of early engines caused them to seek out Vernon Estes, who came to them in the summer of 1958
Upon his graduation he went to work at White Sands Proving Grounds, first as a civilian scientist and then, from 1955–1957, at the U
Stine also wrote science fiction under the pen name "Lee Correy" in the mid-1950s, as well as writing science articles for Popular Mechanics
George Harry Stine (March 26, 1928 – November 2, 1997) was one of the founding figures of model rocketry, a science and technology writer, and (under the name Lee Correy) a science fiction author