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Helmut Horn Collection

Identifier: MC-70

Scope and Contents

Documents and notes pertaining to Horn's career in missile and rocket development. Some artifacts are written in German.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

Helmut Horn (June 24, 1912 to January 1, 1994) was a member of von Braun's Rocket Team.

Helmut Horn earned an MS in engineering from the Institute of Technology, Darmstadt, in 1939. Shortly afterward, he began working at Peenemünde, where he stayed until 1945. He was brought over to Fort Bliss in United States on November 16 of the same year.

Horn became a lecturer in Applied Mathematics at UAH in 1952. By 1965, he was employed at the Marshall Space Flight Center, and by 1969, he had become Assistant Director of the Aero-Astrodynamics Laboratory. "Later he served as deputy director of the Aero-Astrodynamics Laboratory" (Lundquist).


Lundquist, Charles. "Transplanted Rocket Pioneers," 2015.


5 Linear feet (5 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leni Maria Horn, 2012.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America