The assumption this article makes is that we all are acquainted with both the professional and personal highlights of the life and times of Jack Whiteside Parsons. If you are not familiar with Jack Parsons I would suggest the myriad of articles written on the infamous rocket scientist before proceeding. Using Disinformation alone will render you plenty of well-written articles that will no doubt, once read in total, give you an idea of who this forgotten hero of 20th century science was all about.
My purpose here is not to give a blow by blow rendering of Parsons’ personal and professional resume, but rather briefly discuss why the name Jack Parsons isn’t foremost among the marquee scientific minds of the 20th century. Why have Parsons’ accomplishments been largely ignored over the accomplishments of his contemporaries of the time?… Read the rest