Follow the story of the first American astronauts in space in this National Geographic documentary.

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Tom Jennings
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Credited cast:
Tom Brokaw ... Self (archive footage)
Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter ... Self (archive footage)
Gordon Cooper ... Self (archive footage)
Annie Glenn ... Self (archive footage)
John Glenn ... Self (archive footage)
Betty Grissom ... Self (archive footage)
Gus Grissom ... Self (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Self (archive footage)
Wally Schirra Wally Schirra ... Self (archive footage)
Alan Shepard ... Self (archive footage)
Deke Slayton ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Wolfe ... Self (archive footage)
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Follow the story of the first American astronauts in space in this National Geographic documentary.

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Documentary

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Tom Brokaw: What were the astronauts? Tall in-the capsule superheroes or just a bunch of regular fighter jocks?
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There are so many good documentaries out there. This ain't it.
1 December 2020 | by mrbobobSee all my reviews

I recommend The Right Stuff, and In the Shadow Of the Moon. But I've seen just about all that exist.

This documentary is pointless. It manages to tell this exciting story in a boring way. And explains things poorly. I had to pause at several points to explain to my girlfriend the context, because it was just so poorly done and missing the interesting bits.

I could probably go up on stage and improv a better telling of this story.

No, choose another documentary.

I'd give it a 3, but changing it to a 2 because it's so blatantly unnecessary when the story has already been told much better, e.g. in The Right Stuff.


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Official Sites:

Disney+

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Real Right Stuff See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA

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1895 Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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