When you think of great gifts, a classic sports car would probably be somewhere near the top of that list. A Florida Chevrolet dealer arranged gifts of Corvettes for America’s first astronauts, who loved the Corvettes for their speed and sleek lines. That gifting contributed to their status as iconic American cars. The Right Stuff evokes the classic Corvettes with beads reminiscent of the texture of beaded car seat covers and with lines of classic automotive trim. Orli says, “It’s said that the first astronauts had this intangible stuff about them that made them ideally suited to the monumental task of taking on the Space Race. They definitely had a penchant for adventure and trying something new, and that’s what having the right stuff is all about.”
On September 12, 1962 at Rice University, President John F. Kennedy delivered what would become a historic speech. He explained that the United States could not “expect to stay behind in the race for space.” As a result, he stated that “we choose to go to the moon in this decade” and that the United States would “do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out.” The Sixties and the Space Race were a spirited time in world history, when nations rallied behind great expectations and accomplishments. Neil Armstrong took mankind’s first steps on the moon’s surface within that decade, which began a continuing fascination with the universe’s ethereal beauty and scientific possibilities. Interstellar is a remembrance of the origins of space exploration in the 1960s and its evolution through the decades since as technology has become more advanced and mankind more curious about the deeper regions and mysterious phenomena awaiting discovery.