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‘Rocket Boys’ Author Homer Hickam Talks Writing, History, NASA, and More

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Homer Hickam, beloved author of Torpedo Junction, Rocket Boys, and more, recently shared all in his interview with our very own Andrew Masi from BookTrib. Hickam served as a First Lieutenant in the Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1967-1968 where he won the Army Commendation and Bronze Star Medals and eventually left service with the rank of Captain. Over the years, Hickam’s experience helped him craft some of the most thrilling and accurate novels that we could have ever imagined, earning him awards and fame as a novelist. You don’t want to miss this one-on-one interview loaded with history, memoirs, and more. BookTrib: October 4th was the 60th anniversary of the historic launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. It was…

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Spartan Up! Cornell Professor Risa Mish Details the Importance of Critical Thinking

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Risa Mish, Senior Lecturer at Johnson Graduate School at Cornell University, explains to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan Race, that experience doesn’t always promise success. “What worked before doesn’t always work next,” Mish details. “You have to have a broader palette.” Mish also offers tips to critical thinking and problem solving by first pointing out that typically problems don’t only have one cause, and knowing what the most important problem to solve first is vital to success. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the…

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