Play Now The Right Stuff Season 1 Episode 1 “Sierra Hotel”
In the opening prologue, it’s May 5, 1961, when NASA is preparing to send first American man into space. Astronauts Alan Shepard and John Glenn prepare for the launch, with tensions high between them. Back in 1959, NASA, headed by Bob Gilruth, begins its search for the best test pilots and role models in the country to lead their first space mission. During testing, candidates Alan Shepard and John Glenn compete for the head of the pack, and Gordo Cooper asks his estranged wife, Trudy, to reconcile with him for the sake of the space program. From 108 candidates, only seven pilots are accepted: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Gordo Cooper, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, and Deke Slayton. In a press conference, this Mercury Seven are introduced to the world.
Chris Kraft and his team were assigned to select the first seven astronauts for the United States Mercury program out of over 100 highly capable applicants.
Based on The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe..
Creators: Mark Lafferty
Director: Chris Long
Star Cast: Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue, Patrick Fischler, Eric Ladin, James Lafferty, Shannon Lucio, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue, Jackson Pace, Eloise Mumford, Aaron Staton, Micah Stock, Michael Trotter, Nora Zehetner, Austan Sullivan, Rachel Burttram, Chandler Head, Kaley Ronayne, Taegen Burns, Lucy Capri
Producer (s): Matt Barber
Cinematographer: Evans Brown, Christopher Norr, Peter Menzies Jr., Adam Suschitzky
Music: Adam Taylor
Production House: Appian Way Productions, Warner Bros. Television, National Geographic Studios,
Original network / Official Sites: Disney+, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Disney Media Distribution
Release Year: 9 October 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 45 min
Genres: Drama, History
U.S. fighter pilots are recruited to test experimental aircraft and rockets to become first Mercury astronauts. TV adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s book, ‘The Right Stuff’.