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Homer Hickham

Homer Hickam has authored a series of memoirs and books about his boyhood adventures growing up in the little mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. The Rocket Boys, one of Homer's best selling books, was made into the award winning 1999 motion picture October Sky. In the book, Homer describes the support given by his teacher Miss Riley, and how she inspired him and his friends to achieve beyond what was expected. Homer, despite all odds, pursued his dreams and became an aerospace engineer for NASA.

[Homer Hickam's Web Site]

[More about the Rocket Boys]

 


The film inspired by Homer Hickam's book

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