The Right Stuff

2020TV-141 Season

The incredible story of the Mercury Seven astronauts and their extraordinary achievements.

Based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff is an inspirational look at the early days of the U.S. Space Program and the incredible story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven. At the height of the Cold War in 1959, the Soviet Union dominates the space race, and America fears it is a nation in decline. Newly-formed NASA has the monumental task of sending a man into space, and its engineers estimate they need decades to accomplish the feat. They are given two years. Dubbed Project Mercury, the program recruits and trains just seven astronauts from a handful of the military’s best pilots. Within days of being presented to the world, the Mercury Seven become instant celebrities, forged into heroes before they achieve a single heroic act. At a time when many wondered if America’s glory days were behind it, The Right Stuff is an aspirational story about how ordinary human beings can achieve the extraordinary. As much about who we are today as it is about historic achievements, the series evokes the wonder of this singular era, when the free world looked towards a new horizon of hope as we first stepped off the bounds of our only home to venture into the vast unknown.

Read More...

Genres:Drama, Historical

Cast:Jake McDorman, Patrick Adams, Colin O’Donoghue, Eloise Mumford, James Lafferty, Nora Zehetner

Click to Rate:

Added to Disney+:October 9, 2020

Similar Titles

Apollo: Missions To The Moon
2019
 Apollo: Missions to the Moon (2019) on IMDb
Hidden Figures
2016
 Hidden Figures (2016) on IMDb
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2013
 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014) on IMDb
Expedition Mars: Spirit & Opportunity
2019
 Expedition Mars (2016) on IMDb

Popular on Disney+

Recently Viewed

Hidden Figures
2016
 Hidden Figures (2016) on IMDb
The Wise Little Hen
1934
 The Wise Little Hen (1934) on IMDb