Occult Rocketry

Ken Silber has a review of a new biography of what is probably the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s strangest founder.

I don’t recall reading much about him in the history of JPL. I only recall Malina (who was a little…different… himself), and Tsien Hsue-Shen, who was later hounded out of the country, after which he returned to his native China and helped develop their missile program.