Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam was born on February 19, 1943 in Coalwood, WV. American author, military veteran, and one-time NASA engineer. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling memoir Rocket Boys. His other literary works include Torpedo Junction, Back to the Moon, and Sky of Stone.
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Popular As Homer Hickam
Occupation Memoirist
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 19, 1943 (Coalwood, WV)
Birthday February 19
Town/City Coalwood, WV
Nationality WV

🌙 Zodiac

Homer Hickam’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Homer Hickam was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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About

American author, military veteran, and one-time NASA Engineer. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling memoir Rocket Boys. His other literary works include Torpedo Junction, Back to the Moon, and Sky of Stone.

Before Fame

In 1964, he graduated from Virginia Tech, where he studied Industrial Engineering. In the early 1980s, he began working for NASA.

Trivia

He earned the Commendation Medal for his time spent serving in the Vietnam War.

Family Life

He was born in Coalwood, West Virginia to Homer and Elsie Hickam. He married Linda Terry Hickam.

Associated With

October Sky, the screen adaptation of Hickam's memoir Rocket Boys, stars actor Jake Gyllenhaal as Hickam.

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