April 9, 2012
Huntsville author Homer Hickam will debut a new book later this week, ‘CRATER.’ Appropriately, he will lauch it at the 19th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, to be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.
Hickam is a former NASA engineer and bestselling author of the book ‘Rocket Boys,’ which was the basis for the movie ‘October Sky.’
‘CRATER’ is a youth science-fiction thriller. Hickam will sign copies of ‘CRATER’ on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Great Moonbuggy Race.
About the Book: Crater Trueblood is a 16-year-old Helium-3 miner on the Moon who must be braver than he thinks he can be. His companions include Maria, the daring 15-year-old granddaughter of his boss. Together they cross a thousand deadly miles on the Moon, then vault into space to find a mysterious treasure. Along the way, young readers learn about fusion energy, fuel cells, bioengineering, space suits, and a lot more, plus low-gravity sports like moonbuggy races and a three-dimensional ball game.