The twelfth time’s a charm. Astronaut José Hernández was rejected by NASA a whopping 11 times before finally being accepted and traveling on the space shuttle Discovery.
The movie “A Million Miles Away” is an inspirational tale following his journey to become the first Mexican-American astronaut. Born the son of a migrant farmer, he never gave up on his dream to reach the stars.
The movie will make you laugh, cry, and leave you inspired by his tale of perseverance and sacrifice. It has a fantastic soundtrack and breathtaking cinematography. “A Million Miles Away” is a reminder that with hard work you can achieve your goals— even if they’re in space!
The movie was released on Sept. 15, 2023, on Prime Video in honor of the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is based on his autobiography titled, “Reaching For The Stars: The Inspiring Story of a Migrant Farmworker
Turned Astronaut.” This film was produced before the SAG-AFTRA strike.