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Rocket Boys
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Publisher : Fourth Estate
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ISBN 10 : 9780008166083
Pages : 384 pages
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From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.

Rocket Boys

From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.

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Rocket Boys

The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.

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Rocket Boys

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of

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October Sky

Three years in the life of Homer 'Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket. A nostalgic and lyrical memoir of growing up in rural West Virginia in the 1950s and one boy's dream to rival

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The Keeper s Son

In 1941, Killakeet Island of the wind-swept Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to a tiny, peaceful population of fishermen, clam stompers, oyster rakers, and a few lonely sailors of the Coast Guard. Dominating the glorious, raw beauty of the little island is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, which for generations

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Torpedo Junction

Download or read online Torpedo Junction written by Homer Hickam Jr., published by Naval Institute Press which was released on 2014-01-15. Get Torpedo Junction Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Rocket Boy

Did you know that the sky on Mars is red? Callum Grant does - and he knows a whole lot more about the solar system too. But he doesn't know what it would be like to see a Martian sunset with his own eyes. Until one day Callum sets off

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Back to the Moon

In 2002, Jack Medaris--a brilliant, troubled scientist funded by a mysterious consortium--hijacks the Columbia space shuttle before its last routine mission and heads for the moon

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Look Up

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF. Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book from two incredible debut talents. Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived! But... First, she needs to convince her big brother Jamal to stop looking down at his phone

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We Are Not Afraid

Today, fear affects even the strongest of us. Sometimes it's immediate, caused by a sense of imminent danger—the kind we felt after terrorists destroyed the magnificent World Trade Center, tore a giant wound in the Pentagon and killed thousands of people. But sometimes fear becomes a normal way of

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The Rocket Boys of NIH

Download or read online The Rocket Boys of NIH written by Don Luckett, published by Unknown which was released on 2008. Get The Rocket Boys of NIH Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Crater

A MINING COLONY ON THE MOON. A DEADLY MISSION. AND A SECRET BIGGER THAN TWO WORLDS. It’s the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when

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Rocket Boy

Armed only with a pencil and a pad of paper, a boy transports himself into adventures where he meets new friends, visits unseen landscapes, and makes his way back to his own bed before dawn.

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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with

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Blast from the Past  Newspaper Article about the Rocket Boys

Newspaper article about the rocket boys. Homer Hickam signing his book which is about growing up in the mining town of Coalwood, WV. and his experiences with rocket building.

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