About the film
based on novel or book parent child relationship small town satellite biography rocket west virginia mining accident teacher student coal mine 1950s sputnik rocketry
Release Date: February 19, 1999
|Slogan||:||«Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.»|
|Production Companies||:||Universal Pictures|
|Producers||:||Larry J. Franco, Nancy Foy, Charles Gordon, Zane Weiner, Marc Sternberg, Peter Cramer|
|Writers||:||Lewis Colick, Homer H. Hickam Jr.|
Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.