The Right Stuff is a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots engaged in U.S. postwar research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft as well as documenting the stories of the first Project Mercury astronauts selected for the NASA space program. The Right Stuff is based on extensive research by Wolfe, who interviewed test pilots, the astronauts and their wives, among others. The story contrasts the "Mercury Seven" and their families with test pilots such as Chuck Yeager, who was considered by many contemporaries as the best of them all, but who was never selected as an astronaut.

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  • The Right Stuff é um livro de 1979 escrito por Tom Wolfe sobre os pilotos envolvidos em experiências de foguetes americanos no pós-guerra, aeronaves de alta velocidade, bem como documentar as histórias dos primeiros astronautas do Projeto Mercury selecionados para o programa espacial da NASA. The Right Stuff é baseado em uma extensa pesquisa de Wolfe, que entrevistou os pilotos de teste, os astronautas e suas esposas, entre outros. A história contrasta os "Mercury Seven" e suas famílias com os pilotos de testes, como Chuck Yeager, que foi considerado por muitos contemporâneos, como o melhor de todos eles, mas que nunca foi selecionado como um astronauta. Wolfe escreveu que o livro foi inspirado pelo desejo de descobrir por que os astronautas aceitaram o perigo de um voo espacial. Ele conta os enormes riscos que os pilotos de teste corriam, e as características físicas e mentais necessárias para o trabalho. Wolfe compara os astronautas com "guerreiros de único combate" de uma época anterior, que recebem a honra e adoração de seu povo antes de ir lutar em seu nome. O filme de 1983, The Right Stuff, é uma adaptação do livro. (pt)
  • The Right Stuff is a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots engaged in U.S. postwar research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft as well as documenting the stories of the first Project Mercury astronauts selected for the NASA space program. The Right Stuff is based on extensive research by Wolfe, who interviewed test pilots, the astronauts and their wives, among others. The story contrasts the "Mercury Seven" and their families with test pilots such as Chuck Yeager, who was considered by many contemporaries as the best of them all, but who was never selected as an astronaut. Wolfe wrote that the book was inspired by the desire to find out why the astronauts accepted the danger of space flight. He recounts the enormous risks that test pilots were already taking, and the mental and physical characteristics—the titular "right stuff"—required for and reinforced by their jobs. Wolfe likens the astronauts to "single combat warriors" from an earlier era who received the honor and adoration of their people before going forth to fight on their behalf. The 1983 film The Right Stuff is adapted from the book. (en)
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  • 629.4/0973 19
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  • 0-374-25032-4
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  • TL789.8.U5 W64 1979
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  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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  • The Right Stuff is a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots engaged in U.S. postwar research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft as well as documenting the stories of the first Project Mercury astronauts selected for the NASA space program. The Right Stuff is based on extensive research by Wolfe, who interviewed test pilots, the astronauts and their wives, among others. The story contrasts the "Mercury Seven" and their families with test pilots such as Chuck Yeager, who was considered by many contemporaries as the best of them all, but who was never selected as an astronaut. (en)
  • The Right Stuff é um livro de 1979 escrito por Tom Wolfe sobre os pilotos envolvidos em experiências de foguetes americanos no pós-guerra, aeronaves de alta velocidade, bem como documentar as histórias dos primeiros astronautas do Projeto Mercury selecionados para o programa espacial da NASA. The Right Stuff é baseado em uma extensa pesquisa de Wolfe, que entrevistou os pilotos de teste, os astronautas e suas esposas, entre outros. A história contrasta os "Mercury Seven" e suas famílias com os pilotos de testes, como Chuck Yeager, que foi considerado por muitos contemporâneos, como o melhor de todos eles, mas que nunca foi selecionado como um astronauta. (pt)
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  • The Right Stuff (book) (en)
  • The Right Stuff (livro) (pt)
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