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Homer Hickam, the Rocket Boy in October Sky

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Kelly Scanlon

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Homer Hickamauthor of 12 books, all best-sellers, including the acclaimed memoir Rocket Boys which was made into the movie October Sky. His experiments with rockets in high school helped launch both his NASA career and US lunar exploration. Homer is a decorated combat officer. He has been an engineer, a scuba instructor and expert wreck diver. He trained astronauts and designed spacecraft for NASA. He is an amateur paleontologist who has discovered two Tyrannosaurus Rexes. He will be talking with Kelly about the role of entrepreneurs and government with innovation in America and his writing career,