Movies: The Real Right Stuff tells the tale of the first astronauts from the United States


It is a subject that seems endlessly convincing no matter how much information we ingest about Project Mercury.

Initiated in 1958 by Nasa and completed in 1963, it was the first man-in-space program in the United States.

There is now a new documentary called The Real Right Stuff that goes back to the beginning of the space race era to tell the amazing true tale of the first astronauts of the country, the original Mercury 7.

Tom Jennings Puts the Space Race Back on Your TV with National Geographic’s “The Real Right Stuff”

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From Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings, National Geographic’s The Real Right Stuff premieres tomorrow (November 20) on Disney+ and coincides with the season finale of The Right Stuff series. This documentary on the original Mercury 7 astronauts has no narration and no modern-day interviews and is comprised solely of archival footage. So what, exactly, goes into making a documentary like this?