The Right Stuff Theme

Bill Conti’s music for the Right Stuff, along with a few images of Chuck Yeager and the cast members portraying the Mercury Seven astronauts.

I read somewhere that the studio only gave him about ten days to turn in a full score, and with such a tight deadline he was forced to adapt classical music instead of write original compositions.

Rather cheeky of him to use Russian music (Tchaikovsky) for a movie extolling American astronauts during the Cold War!