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Is The Right Stuff accurate?
Last Updated: 7th April, 2020
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Consequently, what was the right stuff about?
This adaptation of the non-fiction novel by Tom Wolfe chronicles the first 15 years of America's space program. By focusing on the lives of the Mercury astronauts, including John Glenn (Ed Harris) and Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn), the film recounts the dangers and frustrations experienced by those involved with NASA's earliest achievements. It also depicts their family lives and the personal crises they endured during an era of great political turmoil and technological innovation.
Subsequently, question is, is the right stuff fiction? The Right Stuff was published in 1979 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and became Wolfe's best selling book yet. It was praised by most critics, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won the National Book Award for Nonfiction.
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Did Chuck Yeager have a cameo in The Right Stuff?
Cameo. Chuck Yeager: The legendary pilot appears as Fred, the elderly bartender in Pancho's bar. Yeager said this was appropriate because "if all the hours were ever totalled, I reckon I spent more time at her place than in a cockpit over those years."