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Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 19, 1943
SpouseLinda Terry Hickam

Homer Hickam was born on February 19, 1943, in Coalwood, West Virginia. His father, Homer Sr., was the superintendent of the local coal mine and his mother, Elsie, was a teacher. He has two younger brothers, Jim and Roy.

Hickam’s interest in rockets began when he was just a boy. He and his friends would build and launch their own rockets, using whatever materials they could find. This hobby would eventually lead to Hickam’s career as an engineer with NASA.

After graduating from high school, Hickam attended Virginia Tech, where he studied engineering. He then went on to work for NASA, where he helped design and build rockets. He retired from NASA in 1999.

Hickam’s first book, Rocket Boys, was published in 1998. The book tells the story of Hickam’s childhood in Coalwood and his passion for rockets. It was made into the movie October Sky in 1999.

Hickam is currently married to Linda Terry. The couple has two children.

Hickam has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

General Info

Full NameHomer Hickam
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 19, 1943
ProfessionAuthor, Engineer
EducationBig Creek High School, Virginia Tech


SpouseLinda Terry Hickam
ParentsHomer Hickam, Elsie Gardener Hickam


AwardsCommendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal
NominationsNational Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography
MoviesOctober Sky

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October Sky1999book "Rocket Boys"


Nova2007TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Between the Lines2016TV SeriesHimself
Nova2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Sputnik Fever2007DocumentaryHimself - Participant (as Homer Hickam)
Spotlight on Location: October Sky1999Video documentary shortHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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