Back in April a Florida student was arrested because she set off an explosion as part of a science experiment on the school grounds. Homer Hickam hearing of the ordeal and relating to the experience is sending the student and twin sister to Rocket camp. Homer Hickam is well known in rocketry circles as the author and true life member of the “Rocket Boys” made famous in the movie“October Sky”. The student was later cleared of all charges but Hickam’s experience being arrested as a Rocket Boy in the 1950s made this NASA veteran relate to her ordeal.
Hickam hearing of the ordeal raised the money to send the student and her twin sister to Rocket Camp.