Frame of Reference
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Frame of Reference

The Mad World Of A Scientific Outsider

Was the young man truly a mad scientist or just ahead of his time?

Jack Parsons Image from CalTech

Jack Parsons was always an outsider. When he started his scientific career in the 1930s, people thought he was weird. He talked about sending rockets into outer space, something that had been deemed impossible. Most people looked at his mother with pity; her son must have some form of…

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