“Rocket Boys” – a book written by Homer Hickam (a NASA engineer involved in the Space Shuttle Astronaut Program)
“October Sky” – a movie of a great value from the distant 1999, based on the book “Rocket Boys”
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
I read a lot lately amongst other things… I read about rockets, rovers on Mars, physics, astronomy, telescopes, but there is this “Rocket Boys” book (check out our modest library of books) recommended by my brother some time ago, that I fell in love with.
If you want to read how dreams come true, how you can go from a small provincial mine town to NASA, you will be inspired by this book! It teaches you to never give up on your dreams, to believe in yourself and to act upon what you want to achieve. This is the true story of a boy from Western Virginia who builds rockets with friends and pursuits his life-time dream to go to space.
The movie October Sky (check out our small library of movies about space), starring Jake Gyllenhall, is basedon the book and although it’s not polished as modern Hollywood movies, it will leave a tear in your eye telling you the story of young Homer Hickam who builds rockets with his friends.
by Tihomir Dimitrov
The Human Adventures in Space Exploration – 05.2014
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