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The Right Stuff

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Wolfe tells the story of the US space program, through an exploration of the lives and exploits of the test-pilots, from the legendary Chuck Yeager to the seven initial astronauts.

The Right Stuff

by Tom Wolfe
About
The Book
Wolfe tells the story of the US space program, through an exploration of the lives and exploits of the test-pilots, from the legendary Chuck Yeager to the seven initial astronauts.
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What Atul Gawande says

Beautiful, alive, unputdownable human reportage.

What Peter Thiel says

“What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle…and wait for someone to light the fuse?” Wolfe asks that question in his classic about the test pilots who became the first astronauts. It’s both a great history of the space race and a meditation on how to steel yourself to take risks.