The Right Stuff (2020): S01E08 – Flight


Introduction

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.

Outline

Shepard’s flight on Freedom Seven is a success. Afterward Shepard is given accolades and a parade, but he confesses to Glenn that he is dissatisfied with the shortness and simplicity of his flight, and is searching for the next big thing.

Trudy leaves Cooper, only to find that Jerrie Cobb cannot accept her for the women’s astronaut programme due to Cooper’s public comments. Cooper resumes his relationship with Lurleen.

Shepard collapses from pain in his ear.

Slayton is given the position of Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA.

President Kennedy makes a speech at Congress proposing that the US take the challenge to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. Glenn, inspired by Kennedy, lobbies for the large Atlas rocket over the Redstone, in order to chase the moon landing.

The Right Stuff Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Right Stuff here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 20 November 2020.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes (without adverts).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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