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The Right Stuff: authenticity that's out of this world

<b>The Right Stuff (1983)</b><b><br>Director: Philip Kaufman</b><b><br>Entertainment grade: A–</b><b><br>History grade: A</b><p>After the second world war, the US ran a testing programme for high-speed, rocket-powered aircraft at Muroc field, later Edwards air force base, in southern California. The era also saw the early days of the space …