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October Sky (1999)
Directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, and Laura Dern, this film and the story of its protagonist is reminiscent of a young James Lovell. It presents the "true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes" and eventually become a NASA engineer.
The Right Stuff (1983)
Acadamy Award winner The Right Stuff, is Philip Kaufman's 1983 film based on Tom Wolfe's story with the same name of the original astronauts. This film follows the test pilots involved in research at Edwards Air Force Base and those seven astronauts involved in Project Mercury, America's first attempt at manned spaceflight. Kaufman's "big-screen adaptation of . . . Wolfe's best-selling paean to the men of NASA's fledgling space program hits all the right notes, most memorably in its presentation of pilot extraordinaire Chuck Yeager (played to laconic perfection by Sam Shepard) and Boy Scout-turned-hero John Glenn (a wonderfully steely Ed Harris)."

See Also

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Air Force (1943)

Dawn Patrol (1938)

Destination Moon (1950)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

Marooned (1969)

Moon (2009)

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Woman in the Moon [Frau im Mond] (1929)