Homer Hickam Jr.
The Rocket Boy
He launched his rocket in his backyard, a small experiment which resulted in the destruction of at least 1/4 of his fence.
It's the Hard Life (Obstacles)
His father, after a considerable amount of time, started to support him slowly. He hesitantly gave land to Homer so he and the others could test fuel and launch rockets without causing disruption in Coalwood.
"Members of the Big Creekk Missile Agency make ready to launch a rocket. From left to right are 'Sonny' Hickam, Quentin Wilso, Roy Cooke, and Jimmy Carrol."
Such an Inspiration
Want to know more? Here's the bibliography!
"Custom Essay Examples." : October Sky: Life of Homer Hickam. Web. 9 Mar. 2016. http://customessayexamples.blogspot.com/2012/03/october-sky-life-of-homer-hickam_21.html.
Hickam, Homer H. October Sky: A Memoir. New York: Island, 1999. Print.
"About Homer - Homer Hickam." Homer Hickam. Web. 11 Mar. 2016. <http://homerhickam.com/about-homer/>.