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February 19, 1943: Aerospace Engineer and Author Homer Hickam Born

Author Homer Hickam Jr. was born in Coalwood on February 19, 1943. After serving in Vietnam, he worked for NASA for 17 years as an aerospace engineer.…

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Author Homer Hickam Visits His Home State

Every October, author and West Virginia native, Homer Hickam, makes a trip home to West Virginia for the annual Rocket Boys festival in Beckley…but he…

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