The strangely true connection between Scientology, the Jet Propulsion…

One of the weirdest historical confluences you can imagine took place in Pasadena, California, in the 1940s. There, a darkly handsome young man and chemistry autodidact named Jack Parsons had just made a bundle of money by inventing solid rocket fuel and selling it to the military. He was part of a group of… » 1/24/13 1:20pm 1/24/13 1:20pm

The Life of Polyamorous Pagan Rocket Scientist Jack Parsons — In…

Sure I'll take any excuse to use "polyamorous" and "rocket scientist" in the same headline, but in this case there's a good reason. Over at BoingBoing, David Pescovitz has unearthed an online comic book biography about Jack Parsons, the man who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and shared a wife with L. Ron… » 8/28/08 1:49pm 8/28/08 1:49pm