Contemporary:  1946 to Present

October Sky

by Homer Hickam

Some "Text to Text" & "Text to World" connections to explore...

NASA for High School Students  

Sputnik Declassified

West Virginia Coal Mining  

Homer Hickam   

Chilean Mine Rescue

NY Times: No Survivors Found After West Virginia Mine Disaster

Check-out NASA's Youtube Channel with this link.

October Sky (1999- Starring Jake Gyllenhaal)

Below, see the trailer for the 1999 film version of October Sky - starring Jake Gyllenhaal.