1947: Chuck Yeager
in his Bell X-1 rocket plane became the first man to break the sound barrier.
89-year-old retired Air Force General Chuck Yeager
rode in the back seat of an F-15 Eagle that broke the sound barrier 30,000 feet above the Mojave Desert in California.
I was reading your excellent article on Chuck Yeager
when I saw, "'Pioneers in Blue' features Airmen from the Army Air Corps in World War I through the present.
The Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager
and others, including the German rocket scientist Werner Von Braun, played their part in the development of the U.
The 65-year-old, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1984 for his role as Chuck Yeager
in The Right Stuff, was reportedly driving 16mph over the 30mph limit.
His 1983 role as Chuck Yeager
- the first man to break the sound barrier - in The Right Stuff that gained him the most critical acclaim.
4 What aviation first was achieved by Chuck Yeager
on October 14, 1947?
General Chuck Yeager
, World War II ace, dedicated hunter and the first man to break the sound barrier, explains the shock wave Triple-Shock bullets create when striking game.
I love being here -- Chuck Yeager
and all the history here.
and the Bell X-1; breaking the sound barrier.
," the first person to break the sound barrier and chairman of the program since 1994.
HOW: Supersonic flight actually began when Chuck Yeager
flew faster than the speed of sound, or about 1,100 km/h (700 mph) in 1947.