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The time was the late 1940s. World War II had just ended and the United States was entering into a new kind of war, a Cold War. New technology and the development of high-speed aircraft became one of the centerpieces of this new kind of conflict. The race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union had just begun. Adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, The Right Stuff tells the heroic story of Chuck Yeager (the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound), the Flying Fraternity and the Mercury Astronauts – the first Americans in space. The bravery and daring exploits of these men captured the imagination of the American public during the 1940s and 1950s,and The Right Stuff re-creates these breathtaking events in emotionally riveting and suspenseful detail.]]>
One of my favorite movies. Not as good as Tom Wolfe's book, but there is no way a movie can duplicate Tom Wolfe's prose.Published 6 days ago by George Miller
Well made movie that highlights experiences of the original Mercury 7 astronauts while contrasting it with the test pilot experience of Chuck Yeager.Published 6 days ago by rocket.S.625
Outstanding !! Super history of the early US space program.
Great visuals and characters.
Interesting that this movie and the new TV show The Astronauts' Wives dovetail... Read more