JPL founders

Broadcast 2452 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Erik Conway. Topics: Dr. Conway's book, "Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars" & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 462 (Special Edition)

M. G. Lord was the guest for this special Space Show program. M. G. began the interview jumping right in with the "colorful" history of one of the JPL founders, Frank Malina, explaining both his rocket brilliance and his flirtation with communism and more. Growing up as a young girl in the 50's with a Dad who was a JPL engineer and a mom terminally ill, gave M. G. perspectives and issues to address which she does very well in her book, "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science." We also discussed other aspects of the early days of JPL through its evolution into the modern JPL.

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