October Sky - Friday Movie for you

21 Nov 2014


BSc Group A and Group B Students are invited to view the movie.

Venue: Room 103, NAMI
Date: Friday, 21st November 2014
Time: 1200 Hrs

Running Time: 1 Hr 9 Minutes
Viewers: Both BSc Group A and Group B Students
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal Chris Cooper Laura Dern
Directed by:Joe Johnston
Produced by: Charles Gordon Larry J. Franco

October 4, 1957 -- Sputnik
destroyed U.S. complacency
Description: October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston. It based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes, and eventually became a NASA engineer. "October Sky" is a charming tale and the boys' success is inspiring. The movie is taken from an autobiography.:

Benefits:  This film can be used to spark or enhance an interest in space science, engineering, and math. It will inspire students to work hard to fulfill their dreams. "October Sky" demonstrates the rewards of working toward a goal against daunting odds. The movie shows the positive influence teachers can have on their students, a mother's support of her child's dreams, the love of a son for his father and his need for his father's approval, as well as the value of people who are different from most of us. That the film is based on a true story adds emphasis to these lessons.


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