WSU Aerospace Club will be hosting a movie series covering the history of rocketry and spaceflight. These movies are a collection of essential space films that cover topics about the origins of rocketry and spaceflight, major events and disasters, and major accomplishments of the industry. We encourage anyone interested in aerospace, rocketry, or space to attend – especially if you haven’t seen the film before.


October_sky_posterFlim I: October Sky


Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: Open at 1:30pm, Movie from 2pm-4pm
Location: ETRL M7 (Meet in Dana 51 at 1:00pm if you don't know where this is)


October Sky is the first film we will be showing in the series. This film tells a parallel story to what we as a club are trying to accomplish – it’s about a group of students working to do what others tell them isn’t possible by building rockets from scratch. They come from a small town in the middle of nowhere and through hard work and determination manage to be competitive in Science Fairs. Set in the late 1950s, October Sky gives you a view into America as the space race is hitting full swing, the movie starting with the launch of Sputnik.