Space Adventure
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OCTOBER SKY

Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son, gets inspired to build rockets when he hears about the first artificial satellite Sputnik being launched into space, even though he faces resistance from his father. Find out more about this movie.

October Sky is also a book. The first memoir in a series of four, by American engineer Homer Hickam Jr. originally published in 1998 as Rocket Boys.

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