AVweb's Friday Podcast: The Real 'Astronaut Farmer'

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"If we don't have our dreams, we have nothing" that's a quote from the recent Polish brothers movie The Astronaut Farmer, staring Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen. But if you thought that "dream" was simply too large for a private citizen to really consider, think again! AVweb's Mike Blakeney introduces you to Craig Russell of Madison, Alabama, who has decided to make it his mission to build and fly his own personal rocket ship into orbit in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Friendship 7 mission, in which then-astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.