Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Strange Angel (John Whiteside Parsons) - George Pendle
Definitely a strange and interesting character in the history of rockets. The book covers many facets of this complex man from his contributions to the development of rocket fuels and helping to found what is now the Jet Propulsion Laboratories at CalTech to his involvement in Aleister Crowley's strange Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) cult. You may not agree with his political or religious convictions, but he definitely played and interesting and important part in our race to space.