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.
Preparations are underway for an unmanned rocket launch, and Flight Director Chris Kraft works to get his mission control team ready.
The Mercury Seven test in a MASTIF that simulates spinning in space, during which Shepard clocks the shortest time when he gets dizzy. Despite a ringing in his ear, Shepard pushes himself to go back in the MASTIF repeatedly.
Glenn pushes for more prominence, and is uncomfortable with the antics of the rest of Seven, who keeping partying and sleeping around. Cooper and Grissom come to blows over old Air Force business.
The Seven see a prototype of the Mercury capsule for the first time and realise that they are not expected to fly it. The rocket explodes during launch, witnessed by the Seven and their families.
The Right Stuff Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 16 October 2020.
- Running Time: 45 minutes (without adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.