Learn about Chuck Yeager, the noted test pilot and Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, who in 1947 became the first pilot to travel faster than sound in level flight and ascent. Sites feature biography, photographs, his exploits in World War II, and retelling of the events leading up to the first supersonic flight.
Learn about Mercury Project, the United States' first manned spaceflight program between 1959-1963. Sites include historical background, mission objectives, tech diagrams, countdown, live mission photos, and articles about the space mission officially carried out by the then newly created NASA.
Great Movies: The Right Stuff
Roger Ebert pays tribute to Philip Kaufman's film about the American space program.
IMDb: The Right Stuff (1983)
Cast overview and links for the Philip Kaufman film starring Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, and Barbara Hershey.