This weekend, courtesy of Netflix, the family and I enjoyed October Sky ..... a film that apparently passed through Midland theaters with the speed of a rocket. It's based on the book "Rocket Boys" by Homer Hickam, and tells the true story of how Hickam and other boys in a West Virginia coal mine town are inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry, and the consequences - good and bad - of their decision. Wikipedia has more information on the film, including a funny note on how/why film producers changed the name from the book.
I CAN NOT RECOMMEND THIS FILM STRONGLY ENOUGH !!!!!