Photo of Jake Gyllenhaal portraying author & West Virginian Homer Hickam in October Sky.  The book Rocket Boys is still going strong after 15 years!

Photo of Jake Gyllenhaal portraying author & West Virginian Homer Hickam in October Sky. The book Rocket Boys is still going strong after 15 years!

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 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 Coalwood Series #1) by Homer Hickam

Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1) by Homer Hickam

Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.

Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.

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--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

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

Book Trailer for Homer Hickam's Crater Trueblood & The Lunar Rescue Company

Homer Hickam talks exploration, NASA and October Sky (2 of 3) - YouTube

Homer Hickam talks exploration, NASA and October Sky (2 of 3) - YouTube

Homer Hickam Supports High School Student Whose Science Project Got Her Expelled and Arrested - SpaceRef

Homer Hickam Supports High School Student Whose Science Project Got Her Expelled and Arrested - SpaceRef

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