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The Right Stuff: The Space Race Comes to Disney+

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The Right Stuff, an original movie based on the Tom Wolfe best seller, is bringing the space race to Disney+ soon. And just released: a sneak peek of The Right Stuff during the Comic-Con at Home Disney+ panel.  

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The Right Stuff: The Space Race Comes to Disney+

As a child of the 80s, I was obsessed with space and all things revolving around the Space Shuttle program. 

That led me to the book, The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe. 

And now Disney+ is bringing the story of the early years of NASA right to our living rooms with the first original movie by National Geographic, The Right Stuff. 

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Sneak Peek of The Right Stuff on Disney Plus

About National Geographic’s The Right Stuff

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.

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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.

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Comic-Con At Home The Right Stuff Panel

Moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, this Comic-Con@home panel is pretty amazing! 

Who’s Starring In The Right Stuff?

  • Patrick J. Adams (“Major John Glenn”)
  • Jake McDorman (“Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard”)
  • Colin O’Donoghue (“Captain Gordon Cooper”)
  • Michael Trotter (“Gus Grissom”)
  • Aaron Staton (“Wally Schirra”)
  • Micah Stock (“Deke Slayton”)
  • James Lafferty (“Scott Carpenter”)
  • Nora Zehetner (“Annie Glenn”)
  • Shannon Lucio (“Louise Shepard”)
  • Eloise Mumford (“Trudy Cooper”)
  • Eric Ladin (“Chris Kraft”)
  • Patrick Fischler (“Bob Gilruth”)

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