Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
- Genre: Drama, Family
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Keyword: based on novel or book, parent child relationship, small town, satellite, biography, rocket, west virginia, mining accident, teacher, coal mine, 1950s, sputnik, rocketry
- Cast: Laura Dern, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Owen, Chris Cooper, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg