Planetary Radio • Oct 01, 2007

Homer Hickam, the Original Rocket Boy, Revisits His October Sky

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Homer Hickam

Author and Former NASA Engineer

His memoir, The Rocket Boys, was turned into the wonderful 1999 film, October Sky. Homer Hickam looks back on the 50th anniversary of Sputnik One's launch. It was the dawn of the space age and it changed his life forever. How did Mars Global Surveyor die? Emily Lakdawalla will share her knowledge on Q&A. Dread space pirates from the Neutral Zone invade What's Up! Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan are victorious, and celebrate with new space trivia contest.