One Small Step

Dinner With Homer Hickam

5:00  VIP Reception (Meet & Greet with Homer)

6:30  Dinner 

7:00  Homer Hickam 

7:45  His Way Update & Conclusion

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Table For 8 - $500

Table for 8 (with 8 VIP Reception Passes) - $750 

Invidual Seats - $70

VIP Reception - $50

Sponsorship Packages Available

Von Braun Center - East Hall 
700 Monroe Street, SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

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One Small Step

His Way's 2019 Fundraising Dinner with Homer Hickam 


Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with His Way and the original "Rocket Boy" and best-selling author Homer Hickam!

 One Small Step

Thursday, August 8 - 2019

 6:30 pm

Von Braun Center - East Hall

VIP Reception and "Meet & Greet" with Homer Starts at 5:00! 


 Homer Hickam began building his own rockets at the age of 14 growing up in a small West Virginia coal mining town. Those comical and inspiring experiences became the subject of his best-selling book, Rocket Boys (the basis for the film October Sky).

Homer's life has truly been one of dreams coming true. After serving as a decorated 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam, he left the service after 6 years with the rank of Captain. After the military, Homer went to work as an engineer for the US Army Missile Command and later with NASA as an aerospace engineer. One of his specialites at NASA included training astronauts on science payloads and extra-vehicular activites. Homer retired from NASA in 1998, but still serves on the Users' Advisory Board to the National Space Council. 

Homer Hickam was presented with Alabama's Distinguished Service Award for heroism shown during a rescue effort of the crew and passengers of a sunken paddleboat in the Tennessee River. 

Homer is the author of almost 20 books, including his latest best-seller, Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator. Join His Way to hear Homer Hickam share stories from his childhood, discuss the past and future of the space program, and answer questions from the audience.