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.
Following Russia’s space flight and the Bay of Pigs, President Kennedy puts full support behind Shepard’s space launch, which will be open to press and spectators.
News about the women’s astronaut corp comes out; when Cooper is questioned about it at a press conference, he makes a joke about it, and Trudy is disappointed.
Shepard finds out about Glenn’s letters against him. Glenn copes with people assuming that he will be the first to fly. Louise is told about Shepard’s indiscretion.
Inclement weather delays Shepard’s launch by two days, but Shepard is spotted in his flight suit by the press, revealing to all that he will be the first American to go to space.
The Right Stuff Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 13 November 2020.
- Running Time: 45 minutes (without adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.