|Born:||February 19, 1943, Coalwood, WV|
• "October Sky" is the movie based on the book "Rocket Boys". "October Sky" is an anagram of "Rocket Boys"
• Author, Aerospace Engineer, Scuba Instructor, Amateur Paleontologist
• Was an aerospace engineer at Redstone Missile Command starting in 1971 - working on spacecraft design and crew training for Spacelab and Space Shuttle (including Hubble, Sapcelab-J, and Solar Max repair). Retired from federal service in 1998 and spent much of that time in Huntsville. Presently lives part time in Huntsville.
• 1967-1968 Tour in Vietnam
• - Homer, the Scuba Diver
• blogspot.com - Homer's Blog
• Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Obituary for Homer's mother.
• Facebook - Page
• Homer Hickam online: About - "In 1984, Mr. Hickam was presented with Alabama's Distinguished Service Award for heroism shown during a rescue effort of the crew and passengers of a sunken paddleboat in the Tennessee River. Because of this award, Mr. Hickam was honored in 1996 by the United States Olympic Committee to carry the Olympic Torch through Huntsville, Alabama, on its way to Atlanta." http://www.homerhickam.com/about/bio.shtml
• Homer Hickam online: About - Bio
• Homer Hickam online: Books - Homer's Books
• Homer Hickam online: Frequently Asked Questions - Homer answers frequently asked questions
• Homer Hickam online: Interviews - Links to interviews
• Homer Hickam online: Miners - Transcript of Homer's speech at the memorial service following the Sago, WE mining disaster, January 15, 2006. Get a Kleenex because you WILL cry.
• Homer Hickman online: Educators - October Sky teachers' manual.
• Huntsville Times - Article about his book, The Dinosaur Hunter.
• Missoulian - Homer, the Fossil Hunter
• Welcome to Coalwood - A film about Coalwood, the childhood home of Homer and the setting for some of his books.
• Wikipedia - Bio
• YouTube - Videos by and about Homer Hickam.
• YouTube - Homer sings the National Anthem at the 2009 annual October Sky Festival in Coalwood, West Virginia