What an interesting person this guy is. Haven’t we all had things heroic and tragic that have inspired us to imagine possibilities as children? It seems that Ronald never stopped thinking this way, even if the boundaries were the very dimensions of space and time.
Ronald Mallett was born in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, on March 3, 1945. He lived in the Bronx, New York City. When he was 10 years old, his father died, at age 33, of a serious heart attack. Inspired by a Classics Illustrated comic book version of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, Mallett resolved to travel back in time to save his father by telling him not to smoke. This idea became a lifelong obsession. Ron wanted to save his dad.