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James C. Powell: The Inventor of Space Travel

James C. Powell was born October 17,1952. He was raised in Orangeville, Indiana by his mother, Victoria Powell, and father, Henry Powell. His father was an accountant at Rutherford Accounting Office and his mother worked as a part time nurse at All Saints Hospital. James was a bright young student beginning from elementary school up through high school where he took part in many fairs and clubs. James graduated from Roolington High School in 1970 and was accepted to the University of Connecticut with hopes of pursuing an astrology major.

James had always been interested in the universe and the possibility of space travel. In his third year at the University of Pennsylvania he had a professor, Thaddeus Clark, who helped James come up with his first hypothesis for space travel. The hypothesis was short lived as James got ready for graduation and prepared to enter the work force. James graduated the University of Pennsylvania and became a meteorologist in 1974. His dreams of space travel and his half cocked hypothesis subsided as he pursued his career and climbed the ladder of success in his field.

It was not until 1986 when he met a man, Johnathan Cooper, that his dreams of space travel would come back. They met at a space program seminar that James was teaching in Oakley, Pennsylvania. The two hit it off right away and Johnathan and James worked with each other on a method of space travel never thought of before. Through matter and molecular diversion the two created a hypothesis that they could take to the Board of Science and Astrology.

Over the course of four years the two perfected their hypothesis and persuaded the board to fund their scientific endeavor. In 1992 the two had gotten one step closer to their dream. They had been given a grant of 9.5 million dollars to invest in the crafting of space crafts that would be able to travel through space and out of the Milky Way Galaxy with passengers on board. The first space ship with a team of six highly trained individuals set off on July 22, 1994. Seven days after the space ship launched, James C. Powell was killed in an automobile accident. He never got to see his team reach the end of the Milky Way Galaxy. His hypothesis would go on to prove true and his team as well as Johnathan Cooper would go on to win numerous medals and awards.