Air-speed records from postwar to the Space Race, including the competition to break the sound barrier - a feat many had previously thought impossible. Includes interviews with pioneers Chuck Yeager and Scott Crossfield. Sam Shepard stars as Yeager in the film The Right Stuff, which follows. (AD)
Exhilarating Oscar-winning chronicle of the training of the first
American astronauts, adapted from Tom Wolfe 's bestseller. When the Americans succeed in launching a capsule from Cape Canaveral, the race is on to put a manned craft into orbit. Will Russia or America succeed? Directed by Philip Kaufman. HFilm Trivia: page 49
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