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Theodore von Karman

Theodore von Kármán

Theodore von Kármán, born Szőllőskislaki Kármán Tódor (11 May 1881 – 7 May 1963), was a Hungarian born Hebrew-American aerospace engineer and physicist.

In 1952, Von Kármán hired Thomas Sean Morgan to find out about the activities of Jack Parsons, his former Aerojet co-founder. On 17 June 1952, Morgan met with Von Kármán and revealed that Parsons was planning to fly to Mexico. Von Kármán hurriedly made a phone call to Parsons, though after the call wasn't answered, he sent Morgan himself to go to Parsons' lab and warn him off.



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