from brasschecktv.com: Regarded as the "Father of Astral Travel", John Whiteside Parsons was basically the inventor of modern rocket fuel. He was also a raving fruitcake and leader of one of Aleister Crowley's occult O.T.O. lodges in California. Parsons died attempting to call forth the goddess Babalon incarnate (a.k.a. The Scarlet Woman, The Great Mother, or the Mother of Abominations), but not before he co-founded JPL or Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is now NASA.