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Science and sex cults: rocketeer Jack Parsons hits the small screen

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The team behind new drama Strange Angel discusses the notorious scientist who pioneered modern rocketry and befriended Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard Making a television show is grueling, expensive and time-consuming, but it isn’t rocket science. Sometimes, though, as Mark Heyman points out, it’s pretty darn close. Heyman is referring to Strange Angel, a new series about the bizarre life of Jack Parsons, known in aeronautical circles as the father of modern day rocketry and to others as the Thelemite occultist who crossed paths with self-proclaimed prophet Aleister Crowley and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Parsons’ life has already inspired two biographies, a graphic
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