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Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam is a multifaceted individual whose life story has captured the hearts of many and inspired countless individuals to reach for the stars. Born on February 19, 1943, in Coalwood, West Virginia, Hickam’s journey from a small coal mining town to becoming a NASA engineer and acclaimed author is a testament to his unyielding determination and passion for science.


Hickam is best known for his memoir, “Rocket Boys,” which served as the inspiration for the beloved film “October Sky.” The story chronicles his teenage years when he and his friends developed a deep fascination with rocketry, eventually leading them to win the National Science Fair and launch successful careers in science and engineering.


As a NASA engineer, Hickam played a pivotal role in developing the guidance and navigation systems for the Apollo moon missions. His contributions to space exploration have left an indelible mark on the world, demonstrating the power of ingenuity and determination in achieving the seemingly impossible. Homer Hickam’s life and work continue to be a source of inspiration for dreamers and innovators everywhere.




Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Homer Hickam for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Homer Hickam to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Homer Hickam or any other talent you may be interested in.



Booking fees for Homer Hickam, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are calculated based on a many different factors and can change at any time. Talent prices often vary in accordance with the nature of the event, talent’s current work schedule, the physical location of the event and performance length. The talent fees stated on this site are designed to serve as a guideline only. In some instances, the quote you receive may vary slightly from the given range. To receive the most current and up-to-date fee to book Homer Hickam, please fill out our talent request form to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.



Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Homer Hickam for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Homer Hickam or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



Anthem Talent Agency, acts as a “buyers agent” in the artist booking process. Why work with us? We exclusively represent corporations, event & conference planners, and private institutions, who are seeking to secure world-class performers, speakers, musicians, comedians, artists, magicians or celebrities for corporate events, private performances, appearances, speaking engagements & keynote lectures, commercials, or product endorsements & sponsorship opportunities. We have access to virtually all categories of talent.  Anthem does not claim to exclusively represent Homer Hickam nor claim to be the exclusive agency for Homer Hickam or any other talent listed on this site. For more information on how we work please visit our about us page. For the most recent updates please visit our blog. Still have questions? Please view our FAQ