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14 Minutes from Earth (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 November 2016 (USA)
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A Google executive boldly attempts a death-defying mission to travel to space and free-fall back to Earth without a rocket.

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Adam 'Tex' Davis (co-director), Jerry Kolber (co-director) | 2 more credits »
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Alan Eustace Alan Eustace ... Self
Jared Leidich Jared Leidich ... Self
Taber MacCallum ... Self
Jane Poynter Jane Poynter ... Self
Sebastian Padilla Sebastian Padilla ... Self
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Imagine you're Alan Eustace. You're in your 50's, you've got two young daughters and a loving wife at home and you're the Senior Vice-President of 'Knowledge' at Google. But none of that matters to you right now -- because in less than a minute the giant balloon strapped to your back is going to inflate to the size of a football stadium as it carries you over 135,000 feet straight up into the stratosphere -- higher than any man has ever gone without a rocket ship! 14 Minutes From Earth documents every harrowing moment of Alan's unprecedented mission to promote science and space-exploration. From a crazy idea sketched on a napkin, to dangling in outer space wondering if he'll ever see his family again - you'll experience every pulse-racing failure and feel-good triumph of the world's most unlikely space explorer. Shot in complete secrecy over the course of two years, you'll take a never before seen look at history in the making as a small but dedicated team dares to push the boundaries...

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Doesn't make logical sense
23 April 2017 | by flyingdalsSee all my reviews

The movie begins with a description of the stratosphere and how little we know about it, in addition to how critical it is - then we get into the story of trying to raise a human to the stratosphere so he can fall through it. If the idea is to collect data on the stratosphere, I believe developing a drone that could remain in position for more than a few minutes would be much more productive. This movie with the pictures of his kids, the interview with his wife and co-workers at Google, all seemed staged to be nothing more than stroking this guy's ego. I just don't see how falling through the stratosphere (which has been done approximately 60 years ago), is going to give you enough data worth the time and expense. The movie was just a PR stunt, why else would you film it? It's like bad reality television.


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8 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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