Talk to your kids about…
This true story has a happy ending, with Homer Hickam achieving his dream. Would his efforts still have been worthwhile had he not reached this ultimate goal? Are you ever discouraged from trying new things because you might not realize your ultimate dream? What things still worth the risk?
Homer Hickam grew up to be a real rocket scientist (aka: aerospace engineer)—as well as an author (this movie is based on his book Rocket Boys). He retired in 1998 after over 20 years of service to NASA, but he continues to write.