The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff takes a gritty, anti-nostalgic look at what would become America's first reality show as the obsessive original Mercury Seven astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that will either kill them or make them immortal. The one-hour drama will follow the protagonists from the Mojave Desert to the edges of space, with future seasons carrying through to humankind's greatest achievement: the moon landing.
The action takes place from 1957 to 1988. It was during those difficult times that tensions began between the United States and the USSR, which led to rivalry in the field of space exploration. The heroes were American test pilots who were not afraid to test planes and rocket devices. Later, it is these energetic and purposeful guys who will become the first astronauts of the US manned space program called "Mercury" ...Read more »