Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission (2012)

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Best known as the father of early computer games like Ultima and Ultima Online, Richard Garriott always wanted to follow in his astronaut father's footsteps. But when eye problems made a career at NASA impossible, he turned to private space travel to make his dream come true. Man On A Mission captures everything from Garriott's training in Russia to his launch aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as life aboard the International Space Station, resplendent views of the earth from space, and a never-before-seen view from inside the capsule during the fiery re-entry to Earth. -- (C) Official Site
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Full Review… | January 21, 2013
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Garriott's story is unique, a stranger-than-fiction tale that is unlikely to be topped. And the images from space - crisp, spectacular, haunting - make it worth the trip.

February 16, 2012
Seattle Times
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It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream.

Full Review… | January 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 13, 2012
New York Times
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Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater.

Full Review… | January 12, 2012
New York Post
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"Man on a Mission," the most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space.

Full Review… | January 12, 2012
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission

A must-watch for anybody wanting to travel to space, or for those who simply want to learn more about the ins-and-outs of the Russian Space Program. This is a very interesting documentary, even though there is not nearly enough detailing the historic 50-minute-buildup: Garriot's week-long stay at the International Space Station. Extra points for the old Skylab footage.

Kenneth Elliott
Kenneth Elliott

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