Fraser MacDonald

Escape from Earth : A Secret History of the Space Rocket

County Buildings
Fri 27 Sep

Fifty years after the Moon landings, Escape from Earth is the eye-opening story of the dawn of the space age in 1930s Los Angeles. A tale of spies, lies and sex-magic, with walk-on parts from Satanist Aleister Crowley and charlatan guru L Ron Hubbard, it rewrites the “missile men” legend. How did a bona fide communist come to run NASA’s technology programme? What part was played by his research partner, a bedhopping explosives-mad occultist?   Fraser MacDonald, who teaches at the University of Edinburgh reveals all. [006]


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