October Sky

“October Sky” is a must-watch that certainly inspires. It’s set in a small town in 1950’s America and tells the story of Homer Hickam, who is driven to become a rocket scientist after witnessing the Soviet launch of the first-ever man-made satellite Sputnik.

The obstacles Homer faces in entering rocketry include not only his shortcomings in the fields of math and physics but also his father’s attempts to engineer his future the way he sees fit.

The movie features good examples of what it means to strive, struggle, try, fail, and from time to time, be left alone. But, we get a heartwarming glimpse of what it truly means to believe in something and go after it.