The Astronautica Book Club

Space Books for the Discerning Reader

So you think you have the Right Stuff?

Martin Preston

Okay, so they were treated like superstars, featured on magazine covers, and some of them occasionally cheated on their wives… but, as this video snippet from the archives shows, life wasn’t all a bowl of cherries for the Mercury Seven. NASA: what were you trying to do to them?

I put this video together back in 2012 using iMovie 9 and some very, very lo-res footage – but it has a certain charm, I think. Do let me know if you agree! MP