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      Have you ever looked up at night and watched the stars and dreamed of doing something more with your life than the normal person? October Sky is a movie about a boy named Homer Heckman who is inspired to build a rocket after watching the Russian satelite Sputnik streak across the sky on an october

      night. It is based on a true story.

      He hopes to win the local science fair and then the national science fair to have a shot at getting a scholarship for college.

      Most everyone in Coalwood, West Virginia goes to highschool and then works in the coal mine.

      Homer Hickam does not want to be ...

      • a coal miner like his father, so he is determined to study hard and make something more of himself.

        With the help of three friends, his school teacher and the whole community he does create his rocket.

        He just keeps trying and trying until they get it right even though they nearly blow up the

        town and get blamed for a fire that temporarily halts their efforts.

        Persistance perservers and triumphs even over personal tradedy when Homer’s dad is injured and for a short time he must mine coal to help the family pay the bills until his dad can return to work.

        In the end he makes his dream come true.

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