Homer Hadley Hickman
By James Dray
Homer Hadley Hickman Jr., was born in Coalwood, West Virginia back in 1943 to Homer Sr., and Elsie. He graduated from Big Creek High School in 1960. He continued his education graduating from Virginia Tech in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. He served in the 4th Infantry Division with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.After being discharged in 1970 he worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as an aerospace engineer. He left in 1971, working as an engineer for the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command until 1978. He returned to (NASA) in 1981 where he retired in 1998. In 2018, he was appointed by Vice President Mike Pence to serve as a member of the National Space Council.What you may not know about Homer is t...