Seeing the anniversary note of the Mercury Seven this morning, brought to mind Tom Wolfe's great book The Right Stuff. I thought Kaufman did a great job with the movie as well, as it really captured the spirit of that era. I really liked the way Wolfe and Kaufman weaved Chuck Yeager into the action. Sam Shepard was super as Yeager. I was a small boy in the 60s so my memories are more of the Apollo mission and in particular Neil Armstrong's "small step." I couldn't get enough of chocolate "space sticks" and orange "Tang."