Occultist father of rocketry ‘written out’ of Nasa’s history

A significant article about John W Parsons from wired.com by Olivia Solon…

Jack Parsons was a founding member of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab, with some crediting him as being one of the ” fathers of rocketry” and others joking that JPL was actually Jack Parsons’ Laboratory, but you won’t find much about him on Nasa’s websites. Parsons’ legacy as an engineer and chemist has been somewhat overshadowed by his interest in the occult and, and has led to what some critics describe as a rewriting of the history books…

For more visit: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-04/23/jpl-jack-parsons

 

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