The #1 "New York Times" bestselling memoir that inspired the film "October Sky,
" Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir--a powerful, luminous story of
coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears,
of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space . . .
and who made those dreams come true.
With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a
warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth,
evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in