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New 'A Million Miles Away' Trailer and Images: Michael Peña Plays Real-Life Astronaut José Hernández

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Michael Pena in a Million Miles Away movie 

In an inspirational tale of perseverance, astronaut José Hernández's application to NASA was rejected 11 times, but he persisted. Michael Peña portrays the former migrant farm worker who eventually went to space in the rags to riches story.

Rosa Salazar (ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, MAZE RUNNER) also stars as Hernandez's wife who encouraged her husband to pursue his dreams.

Acclaimed director Alejandra Márquez Abella helms A MILLION MILES AWAY.

Michael Pena and Rosa Salazar in A Million Miles Away movie

A Million Miles Away director Alejandra Marquez Abella

Official Synopsis

The film follows the challenges and sacrifices José overcame on his journey to becoming the first migrant farm worker turned astronaut. From his struggles to learn English to his relentless determination in pursuit of his dream to travel to space after 11 rejections from NASA, José was a part of the Mission STS-128 crew, becoming an inspiring example of perseverance that many immigrants can relate to. 

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