‘The Right Stuff’ recap: What it takes to stand on the edge (‘Ziggurat’)


The seventh episode of “The Right Stuff” borrows its title from a tower that journalist Tom Wolfe used to define who had “the right stuff.”

In Wolfe’s 1979 book about NASA’s first astronauts — which serves as the basis and namesake for the National Geographic series now streaming on Disney Plus — he wrote there was “a dizzy progression of steps and ledges, a ziggurat, a pyramid extraordinarily high and steep; and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way up that pyramid that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even — ultimately, God willing, one day — that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men’s eyes, the very Brotherhood of the Right Stuff itself.”



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