Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, made into the film "October Sky" starring Jake Gyllenhaal. A West Virginia coal mining town, Sputnik, and boys dreams of building rockets.
Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.
Homer Hickam talks about Coalwood, WV and Sputnik (1 of 3) - YouTube
Homer Hickam--What an accomplished and inspiring American. Best-selling author, honored Vietnam veteran, and former NASA engineer. Wrote the book "Rocket Boys" which inspired the movie "October Sky".
Homer Hickam talks about building rockets and the October Sky Festival (3 of 3) - YouTube
Book Trailer for Homer Hickam's Crater Trueblood & The Lunar Rescue Company
Homer Hickam talks exploration, NASA and October Sky (2 of 3) - YouTube
Rocket Boys: A Memoir - Homer H. Hickam
Homer Hickam, Nasa engineer, author of Rocket Boys AKA October Sky... and other novels. Been to his hometown of Coalwood, WV and met him at Schuler's in Grand Rapids a few years ago.
Homer Hickam Supports High School Student Whose Science Project Got Her Expelled and Arrested - SpaceRef