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Sound Barrier - Broken for the First Time

On the 14th of October, 1947, Chuck Yeager dropped from the bomb bay of a B-29.  Piloting an X-1, an experimental plane powered by XLR-11 rocket engines, Yeager began to experience tremendous turbulence as he approached Mach 1.  He maintained control of his plane, however, and for the first time an airplane broke the sound barrier.

This video clip is based on historical information.  It recreates what Yeager accomplished that day.


Media Credits

From The Right Stuff, a film about test pilots and the Mercury 7 astronauts.

 

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