I met Homer Hickam last night. Hickam is the author of October Sky, originally titled Rocket Boys. He spoke at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids. October Sky was the One Book, One County title for Kent County.
Hickam was great. One thing I didn’t know: He helped train the astronauts for the Hubble repair mission. When going through the autograph line, I told him he must have done a good job, because those folks did great work up there and that it was one of the high points of the Shuttle program.