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October Sky

October Sky Extension Activities

1. Visit Homer Hickam, Jr.'s website at to find out more about the author's career in space flight and to ask him a question.

2. Learn about amateur rocketry. THA National Association of Rocketry webpage can link you to local clubs and the Model Rocket Safety Code: The Academy of Model Aeronautics webpage includes links to clubs nationwide, and to helpful files such as the National Rocketry Safety Guidelines. Http://

3. Observe satellites passing overhead. The Heavens Above webpage will give you the schedule of visible satellites and times for your location.

4. For more activities related to the science of flight, see the WebWings webpage at


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