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The Right Stuff – Charles E. (“Chuck”) Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier 66 Years Ago Today

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In 1947, Air Force test pilot Charles E. (“Chuck”) Yeager broke the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.

Cracked ribs couldn’t stop him from flying faster than sound! Read more about Gen. Yeager at the link below:

General Chuck Yeager | The Official Website

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