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Comment on The Right Stuff: Astronaut Walk

Release: 1983-10-21
The Right Stuff
Astronaut Walk Scene
Clip Description
In slow motion and to an epic score, the Mercury 7 crew walks towards the camera in their Astronaut suits.
Movie Description
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.
Philip Kaufman