The Right Stuff is an American historical drama television series, loosely based on the 1979 book of the same name by Tom Wolfe and its 1983 movie adaptation, that premiered on 09 October 2020 on Disney+.
It explores the origins and growth of the United States’ space programme.
After being introduced in a press conference, the Mercury Seven tour America to promote the NASA space programme and gain funding from Congress. Glenn charms journalists and audiences alike, but the other astronauts and their families struggle under the public attention.
When Cooper punches a reporter, NASA helps cover it up and Glenn suggests that the Seven get an agent to manage their public relations. The Seven sign a deal with Life Magazine, which gains exclusive rights to their life stories in exchange for a hefty payment.
Shepard figures out that their celebrity has other perks, such as people giving them expensive cars almost for free.
The Right Stuff Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 09 October 2020.
- Running Time: 45 minutes (without adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.