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The Boy in October Sky Became a Man Who Taught Astronauts to Dive

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Don't Blow Yourself UpSo they could experience weightlessness, Homer Hickam taught astronauts to dive and even taught David Letterman in a hotel pool. In the '70s and '80s, Homer dived extensively on sunken German subs off North Carolina, leading to his first book, Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War off America's East Coast, 1942.

Now comes his new autobiography, Don't Blow Yourself Up, which spins scores of stories about his military, NASA, and diving careers, emphasizing his underwater adventures. In 1995, I met Homer on a Montserrat dive trip; we hiked to the volcano one day and naively stood on the caldera, which blew a month later, covering the island in deep ash. Homer had dived throughout the Caribbean, especially Honduras, and we soon became friends....

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