breaking of the sound barrier

breaking of the sound barrier

boom of plane heard exceeding speed of about 750 m.p.h. or Mach 1. [Aviation: Misc.]
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In honor of the watershed event in the base's history -- Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier in 1947 -- the show opened with an F-16 popping a sonic boom.
Following ongoing trends of research, Kettering then foresees an era marked by research and further development of atomic fission, petroleum refining, metallurgy and plastics, the breaking of the sound barrier, studies using the recently-invented electron microscope, and advances in treatment of disease.
We hope that large numbers of visitors will now share with us the first ever breaking of the sound barrier on land.
The Right Stuff," the 1983 film version of Tom Wolfe's best- selling book, recounts the formation of America's space program from the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the original seven Mercury astronauts.
The events that would be mentioned on the monument are expected to include Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier in 1947 and the 4,520-mph speed record set in an X-15 rocket plane by state Sen.
The events that would be mentioned on the monument are being determined, but likely would include Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier in 1947 and the 4,520-mph speed record set in an X-15 rocket plane by state Sen.
The events that would be mentioned on the monument are being determined, but likely would include Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier and the 4,520-mph speed record set in an X-15 rocket plane by Knight when he was an Edwards test pilot.
14 during the re-enactment of Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier 50 years ago.
For American archeologists, it is a liberating experience not unlike aviation's breaking of the sound barrier - they have broken the Clovis barrier.