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March 28, 2011

Astronaut Farmer

An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA (to save the family farm) but just can't give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself. And that will of course get everyone up in arms, from his wife to his banker to the town gossips to the media and the Department of Homeland Security.

A somewhat misleading description above: The Astronaut Farmer has his children (two younger daughters and elder son) and wife involved in the dream of orbiting the earth from their rocket being assembled in the barn. The rocket is an obsolete rocket used in the 1970s. The Farmer has bought a scrapped one and has scavenged the needed parts. The banker requires the mortgage payments to be made and homeland security becomes very interested when the farmer tries to purchase 10,000 pounds of rocket fuel. It is an enjoyable film about hope and a family that sticks together while the world around them doubts their sanity. ~Mike

Released in 2007

Askwith Media Library 53495-D 104 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 28, 2011 09:20 AM


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