Talk:Homer Hickam

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Science Fair[edit]

If i recall correctly, in the book Homer did not win the science fair. I do not want to change it but i am not totally sure. I think that was a creative liberty used in the movie —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jwink3101 (talkcontribs) 01:09, 6 September 2005

Yes, in the book he did indeed win it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.246.112.218 (talkcontribs) 02:08, 5 May 2006

Note from Homer Hickam: As the memoir tells the story, I did not win the 1960 National Science Fair. There was, in fact, no overall winner. I did win in my category for rocketry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.207.221.74 (talkcontribs) 14:05, 21 June 2007

Adraeus' erroneous "vandalism" revert[edit]

I really don't appreciate my edit to this article being labeled valdalism, and I have reverted the page to restore the work I put into it... I added tons of valid, factual information, reorganized things, and brought the article up to date, all of which you deleted... The article is about Homer Hickam, NOT Frieda Riley, who has her own Wikipedia article... if you feel the need to add her back in, then do so, but don't go mindlessly reverting good edits... TheRealFennShysa 04:27, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I never labelled your edit, of which I mostly agree with, "vandalism". I asked you to rework your edit. Homer Hickam, on his own website, mentions Freida J. Riley, and you should not have removed the reference. Adraeus 04:32, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, my bad - I saw a vandalism comment on my watchlist right next to this one - got the wires crossed... feel free to add the reference back in, but I still believe you should't have done a wholesale revert... TheRealFennShysa 04:35, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Okay, I reverted your reversion and then reverted my reversion. I also re-added the reference. I think you may have also deleted some actual facts with your significant replacement of the content. You might want to look over the old version. Adraeus 04:44, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Neutrality tag due to "instant classic" in Biography section. 12.226.38.86 07:01, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Attempted to fix, but left the tag. Davidt2718 21:06, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Tagged for bias[edit]

I was not aware that Hickam was "one of the world's most popular authors," nor that he is studied in most American schools. I felt uneasy about removing these instances of hyperbole whole-hog, though. Perhaps editors who know more about Hickam could either find sources for these claims or modify them? Thanks, Hobbesy3 18:32, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

These claims cant be backed up. I've cleaned up some of the more boastful language and reorganized the bio section a bit. Rtphokie 19:06, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

The "Literary career" or whatever section was deleted by vandals. I replaced it but believe that it may have to do with this section being somewhat POV. I believe it needs further review. Anyone is welcome to take a stab at cleaning it up.--Daysleeper47 00:31, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Homer Hiccolm and the Rocketboys[edit]

There is a band named Homer Hiccolm and the Rocketboys - is the band named after Hickam? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.250.178.45 (talk) 02:31, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


Yes the band is named after Homer Hickam. Go here: http://www.myspace.com/rocketboys. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.62.210.129 (talk) 15:51, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


What is Mr. Hickam's Religion (if any)?[edit]

I think it would be of great benefit to the article if his religion is included in the info box and if more pictures can be included. Invmog (talk) 23:00, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

He answers this in one of the youtube videos.

T-rex[edit]

I believe he did find two t-rex (it says citation needed)

here is a link on a news story: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_187856.asp

do you guys agree? Can you find more sources? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.235.138.226 (talk) 04:31, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

NASA career section[edit]

The header for his Nasa career — labeled "NASA (1971-78)" — seems to be incorrect as well as not reflecting the section contents. His retirement from Nasa ended in 1998 (20 years after 1978) as mentioned in the section. The thing that ended for him in 1978 was his time as an engineer at the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command. After this position, he was at 7th ATC in Germany, and then began at Nasa in 1981. Perhaps the section should be relabeled as "Aviation engineer and NASA (1971-'98)" which would be more accurate for the contents of the whole section. — al-Shimoni (talk) 17:39, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

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