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Homer Hickam

American author, Vietnam veteran, and NASA engineer

1943   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Virginia Tech
occupation: aerospace engineer, engineer, novelist, autobiographer, writer, screenwriter, science fiction writer, soldier, coal miner, scuba diver
award received: Bronze Star Medal
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Homer Hadley Hickam Jr. (born February 19, 1943) is an American author, Vietnam War veteran, and a former NASA engineer who trained the first Japanese astronauts. His 1998 memoir Rocket Boys (also published as October Sky) was a New York Times Best Seller and was the basis for the 1999 film October Sky. Hickam's body of written work also includes several additional best-selling memoirs and novels, including the "Josh Thurlow" historical fiction novels and his 2015 best-selling Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, his Wife, and her Alligator. His books have been translated into many languages.
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Rocket Boys

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author: Homer Hickam

1998

Back to the Moon

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author: Homer Hickam

1999

Sky of Stone

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author: Homer Hickam

2001

The Far Reaches

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author: Homer Hickam

2007

The Coalwood Way

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author: Homer Hickam

2000

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