March 4, 2019

Jack Parsons: The Occult and the Art of Rocket Fuel Design | 127

Jack Parsons: The Occult and the Art of Rocket Fuel Design | 127
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Jack Parsons is the subject of this week’s show. Jack was one of the principal founders of both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation. He invented the first rocket engine to use a castable, composite rocket propellant, and pioneered the advancement of both liquid-fuel and solid-fuel rockets. Oh, and he also summoned the devil, was besties with Aleister Crowley, and practiced magick. You know, normal rocket scientist stuff. This week we dive into the life and times of Jack Parsons. Plus, Conspiracy Bot actually succeeds on Shark Tank (really Mr. Wonderful?), in unrelated news he now has a jingle for his Bot Booze (it’s stolen), and Dan Kozuh of makes a return visit to the Lower 4th to talk his new book Lingeria (we’re as surprised as you are). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never summoned a demon to get a science experiment to work, we have a robot for that - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

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Jack Parsons: 'Sex Magic', Drugs, and Rocket Science -

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