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Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars (2010)

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The story of legendary computer game developer Richard Garriott's spaceflight in October 2008.


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Credited cast:
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Mike Fincke ...
Renita Fincke ...
Helen Garriott ...
Owen Garriott ...
Richard Garriott ...
Robert Garriott ...


A behind-the-scenes journey with the video game legend, Richard Garriott, in his quest to become the first second-generation astronaut, from making his fortune to spending it ($30 million!) to reach the International Space Station via Russian rocket. From secret training in Moscow, to a rumbling launch from Kazakhstan, to 12 glorious days onboard the ISS, the adventure is captivating. And for the first time ever, a camera is rolling in the capsule during the fiery return to earth. Owen Garriott, his astronaut father, is there to greet him, welcoming us all to the next generation of human space travel. Written by SXSW

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Owen Garriott was one of the first six scientist/astronauts to go to space. Previously only test pilots became astronauts. Once Owen was selected he had to train as a test pilot. See more »

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Detailed, yet completely entertaining. A must see film.
18 March 2010 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I was captivated by this movie. There was great attention to detail and accuracy, yet the story never bogged down. A must see film for any age group.

Richard Garriott's many fans in the gaming industry will enjoy the history given here of that career, which started when he was a teen in high school. There are also glimpses inside his unique home which holds memorabilia from his many interests, including his interest in space.

While "Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission" by its very title tells you the main subject matter, the movie also give a fascinating look into the history of space travel. His father, Owen Garriott's, career as an astronaut is discussed, as well as the Russian history of space exploration, yet the facts were never dry or boring.

Kudos to the director and editor for a fascinating movie, but most of all, thank you to Richard for sharing this incredible journey with us.

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