October Sky Essay | Student Essay

Homer Hickam
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October Sky

Summary: The movie October Sky is a heart moving story about Homer Hickam who was inspired to build a rocket and never gave up until his dreams became true.
Homer Hickam was a teenage boy from a mining town in West Virginia called Coalwood. He inspired to build rockets when he seen the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, streak across the stars. With his friends and the local nerd, Homer sets out to do just that but with many errors and trials. Along with the town, Homer's father thought they were wasting their time with their rockets. He wanted Homer to be a coal miner just like everyone else but Homer knew he didn't belong there. As time went on, some people from town became interested in seeing the homemade missiles launch into the sky. The boys became popular and were known as the "Rocketboys" around town.

When Homer and his friends fired one of the first rockets off and it crashed into one of the company buildings, Homer's dad said not to shoot anymore rockets on company...

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