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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.]]>
I don't understand why this movie doesn't get more attention in lists of best 90s movies. It's amazing.Published 10 days ago by Chuck Sambuchino
Hey, this is great stuff about the early days of the US space program, through the Mercury NASA missions. Read morePublished 11 days ago by James Brown
Great stuff, a bit of artistic license portraying Gus, but over all a good story line, mostly true.
The Edwards scenes are true to life. I was on Edwards as a kid.
It is a fabulous movie. It is filled with history, humor, leadership, competition, and friendship.Published 25 days ago by Mark B Iverson
Sad they applied false story lines that are not accurate....Published 29 days ago by Toni Coomes Moberly