How does this movie "October Sky" connect the importance of both math and science in constructing rockets?

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October Sky is a film based on the book Rocket Boys that chronicles the childhood and teen years of Homer Hickam, who grew up in a rural West Virginia town where education beyond secondary school was rare. Because of the launch of the Russian rocket Sputnik in the 1950s, Hickam, who was a child then, became inspired to build rockets. He began building rockets with five friends, and they were so successful they went on to win a prestigious award at the 1960 National Science Fair.

In October Sky , science is clearly important because the boys theorize, build, experiment, optimize, theorize, rebuild—following scientific principles of experimentation. They apply mathematical principles to their endeavors. It was particularly important, for...

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