John Parsons

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Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jun 17, 1952 (37)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jun 17, 1952 (37)

About

American rocket propulsion researcher and pioneer of solid rocket fuel research who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Corp. Unfortunately he lost his security clearance and ability to work in rocketry during the communist witch hunts brought on by Joseph McCarthy.

Before Fame

He worked at Hercules Powder Company while a senior in high school.

Trivia

He was an occultist and one of the first Americans to follow the English author and Thelema's founder Aleister Crowley,

Family Life

His parents were named Ruth Virginia Whiteside and Marvel H. Parsons.

Associated With

He was very interested in socialism and communism but was unsure in how political leaders like Joseph Stalin would implement that into their countries successfully.