We have an exclusive first look at three photos from the new Billy Bob Thornton flick The Astronaut Farmer. The movie tells the tale of Charles Farmer (Thornton), a one-time aspiring astronaut who, in the face of a family crisis, dropped out of the Air Force -- effectively ending his chances of joining the NASA training program. But rather than give up on his dream, Farmer builds his own rocket in the barn of his Story, Texas, ranch, hoping to one day launch said projectile into space. Will he succeed? Or will his efforts crash and burn? Only time (the film flies into theaters Feb. 23) and a $10 movie ticket will tell. Click on the pics below for larger versions.

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