Everybody says to say hi. Your father was one of the best men I ever had workin' for me. Look at it go, Homer. If that boy's father were still alive, he'd kick your ass. Why don't you let the boy defend himself? Their first real rocket, powered by , is named Auk 1.
Miss Stanton, Miss Blue, let's go. The first being the slow understanding of the rocket book which they have finally gotten, which covers ideas such as De Laval nozzles. Ain't it past your bedtime? So this is what you been up to in the basement, huh? O'Dell: Besides, didn't your dad say no more rockets? He is excitable and often confounds the other members and townspeople with his advanced vocabulary. The only other major places mentioned in the movie are Welsh, a nearby town and rival in high school sports, and Snake Root, the location of the boy's testing ground. Jim Hickam: Forget about it, Homer. You boys did a fine job today. In the first place, you are not a member of this classroom.
Valentine: Valentine Carmina is an older girl who likes Sonny. I've known my entire life. The bosses listen to you. She has an argument with one of the football players who brought her and takes Sonny to the back seat of his car. Tom Webster of Virginia State College. This seems to be enough to convince the principal to lobby for their class and he gets it for them. My guess is, is we're gettin' air pockets in the body of the propellant.
Wire it up for me. O'Dell: There are easier ways to commit suicide, Homer. You can't be seen with him, Homer. For this they go to the dugout, a small dancing hall where all the kids go. Chapter 25: The National Science Fair Sonny reaches the National Science Fair and discovers the competition is bigger than he had expected.
No, Homer shoots off rockets. Chapter 17: Valentine The Rocket Boys decide that they need a break from building rockets. This is reinforced at Christmas when his mother gives him an autographed photo and note from Werner von Braun. Sonny, after seeing the Russian satellite , decides to join the American team of rocket engineers called the Missile Agency when he graduates from school. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses.
I think you ought to finish high school. I thought that might be somethin' we'd like to see. It should make an excellent propellant. I'll do whatever it takes to get away from here. Longer would allow increased volume for the propellant. Besides, um, didn't your dad say no more rockets? Two-- Holy shit, it's headed for the mine! It's the best present anyone's ever given me. The difficulty in this is that the school does not offer the class.
The boy's in trouble now. You have these boys in handcuffs in a high school, Mr. This is exactly-- We have everything we need in here. You can't do that, Jim. In one of their early trials, when a couple of the other boys grumble about the rocket not flying as straight as it could, Roy Lee focuses on the fact that they actually got a rocket to fly. I'm concerned that the mass of the added propellant.
It'll stretch when you wear it. You never showed up, not even once. Well, if I did the math right, it proves that you can't-- It proves we didn't start that fire! I did take it easy on him. Everything changes when he witnesses the launch of Sputnik into space. He also discovers the main troublemaker has left town and so decides it would be better off not knowing who had killed his cat.
And I'll be gone forever! McDowell County, West Virginia Residence Alma mater Occupation Banker Known for Founder of Big Creek Missile Agency Member of the Rocket Boys Roy Lee Cooke born December 25, 1941 is an American who was a founding member of the Big Creek Missile Agency and one of the original. Elsie: Is that what this is about? Can I ask you a few questions? I thought you'd like to see it. The chapter ends with Jake giving the boys a gift of a telescope that he used as a boy, allowing them to see Jupiter and the stars. He is also the most observant and practical member of the team. Although John is thrilled that Homer quit building rockets, the.
There's a rumor going around. If you drop out, you'll lose your scholarship. But his enthusiasm wanes after the first rocket blows up, taking a huge chunk of Sonny's mom's fence with it. I'll be down in a minute. We've been fortunate to have the support of our classmates. Homer is looking for a better life outside of Coalwood, with the opportunity of freedom from the mining town. I'm Basil Thorpe with the Bluefield Telegraph.