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

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 March 2010 (USA)
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The story of legendary computer game developer Richard Garriott's spaceflight in October 2008.

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Sergey Brin ...
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Mike Fincke ...
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Renita Fincke ...
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Helen Garriott ...
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Owen Garriott ...
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Richard Garriott ...
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Robert Garriott ...
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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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$3,430 (USA) (13 January 2012)

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$8,548 (USA) (17 February 2012)
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Owen Garriott is co-author, along with fellow astronaut Joseph Kerwin and writer David Hitt, of "Homesteading Space," a history of the Skylab program, published in 2008. See more »

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A thrilling and inspiring film
6 January 2012 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Saw this film last night and found it to be an extraordinary story and journey captured on film. Richard was very articulate, and specific about space traveling through out the film. The film is inspiring, informative, and full on full hearted humor. The film was educational but never dry. I have also enjoyed the amazing story about two generations that share the same interests and pride in pursuing their dreams and goals. Richard's determination and persistence captured my imagination.

Overall, this is an amazing film that you can watch with your children. It's educational, inspiring, and heartwarming.

Great job. I cannot wait to watch it again on the second screening and meet Richard in person.


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