Anyone ever read any of Mr. Stine's other books. I mean, I've read several editions of the Handbook of Model Rocketry, and I knew he wrote other stuff but for some reason, I waited until this week to read any of it.
I read his account of the DC-X and the SSTO activities of the 1990's. Yeah, it's old news now, buy Harry "knew stuff" and he "knew people". Now I want to meet my favorite Sci-Fi Author (Larry Niven) and ask him about Harry!
ANYWAY, Harry totally called it in his book. He saw through the NASA BS and knew what was going to happen to SSTO and the X-33 from day one, maybe day two. NASA has since used the same model to fail on Ares-I.
Anyway, the book was "Halfway to Anywhere" - it's worth reading and it's not full of techno-babble.
I have a couple more of his book I found at the used book store.
If you ever go to the web site "Atomic Rockets" you 'll find him quoted several times - and two of his books are on the "Recommended reading list" (he used the pen name Lee Correy).