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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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Mike Woolf
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Sergey Brin Sergey Brin ... Self
Mike Fincke ... Self
Renita Fincke Renita Fincke ... Self
Helen Garriott Helen Garriott ... Self
Owen Garriott Owen Garriott ... Self
Richard Garriott Richard Garriott ... Self
Robert Garriott Robert Garriott ... Self
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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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Not Rated

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Richard officiated the first wedding to be held in Zero Gravity - on board the ZERO-G plane. See more »

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A man, a dream, a lot of money and a beautiful film
6 January 2012 | by hnewburnSee all my reviews

Just saw this last night in Austin. An amazing story that you should watch with your kids. The brief intro on how Richard used his skills to start his own fortune and how he has spent his money on experiences. Knowing that he couldn't become an astronaut because of his eyesight, how he forged the path to private space travel and fulfilled his destiny was really inspiring to see. For a little doc, there is a lot going on here, with great editing (the reentry scene had me on the edge of my seat, though I obviously knew they were going to be fine) and the story about the father and son relationship had me in tears. Really beautiful little movie.


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Release Date:

14 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Ричард Гэрриот: Миссия выполнима See more »

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Texas, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,430, 15 January 2012

Gross USA:

$8,688

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,688
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