“The Right Stuff” oral history + The “Ascension” mini-series

The movie The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s novel about the Mercury 7 astronauts and the test pilot culture from which they emerged, was not a huge box office success when it was released in 1983. However, it was well reviewed and got many film award nominations and wins and subsequently it has become quite a cult favorite.

Here is an extensive collection of memories about the making of the film from those who helped to make it : An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff – WIRED.


Scott Lowther has posted a gallery of images and videos about the three-night miniseries called Ascension that will broadcast on the Syfy channel starting December 15th:  The “Ascension” Orion – The Unwanted Blog.

The plot goes as follows:

in 1963, with JFK freaking out that nuclear war was soon going to wipe out mankind, the US secretly launched a starship on a 100-year mission to another system.

Here’s one of the trailers: