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The Right Stuff
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The Right Stuff (Paperback)

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What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a few of the astronauts and find out... The men had it. Yeager. Conrad. Grissom. Glenn. Heroes. The first Americans in space - battling the Russians for control of the heavens, putting their lives on the line. The women had it. While Mr Wonderful was aloft, it tore your heart out that the Hero's Wife, down on the ground, had to perform with the whole world watching. The Right Stuff. It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.



BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timePopular astronomy & space Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 11/06/2005 ISBN-13: 9780099479376  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons and Back to Blood. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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