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see aerodynamicsaerodynamics,
study of gases in motion. As the principal application of aerodynamics is the design of aircraft, air is the gas with which the science is most concerned. Although aerodynamics is primarily concerned with flight, its principles are also used in designing automobile
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Sound barrier

Any solid obstacle that is relatively opaque to sound that blocks the line of sight between a sound source and the point of reception of the sound.

sound barrier

[′sau̇nd ‚bar·ē·ər]
(aerospace engineering)

sound barrier

Any solid obstacle which is relatively opaque to sound that blocks the line of sight between a sound source and the point of reception of the sound.

sound barrier

A so-called barrier to flight encountered by an airplane designed for subsonic speeds when it reaches transonic speeds and meets the turbulence incident of diverse degrees of compressibility. An intense buffet and the loss of controls to a varying degree may also be experienced at this speed. Also called a transonic barrier.

sound barrier

a hypothetical barrier to flight at or above the speed of sound, when a sudden large increase in drag occurs
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Although it can be deafening for those in the vicinity, breaking the sound barrier feels very different from inside the cockpit--Mach 1 isn't much different from Mach 0.9.
In order for the government to be able to meet all the necessary requirements for the installation of sound barriers islandwide, the necessary money would have to be approved, said the Minister.
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Eustace did not feel it when he broke the sound barrier. But the ground crew observing the event, certainly heard the resulting sonic boom.
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"We submitted a petition 40 years ago for a sound barrier (along Melrose Street) in the belief that it was a reasonable solution to the noise problem.
"There are some brilliant stories of people with hearing loss and the Sound Barrier Star Awards gives a platform for these achievers to be recognised."
His remarkable feat came exactly 65 years to the day after Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier in an aeroplane.
Millions watched him breathlessly as he shattered the sound barrier and then landed safely about nine minutes later, becoming the world's first supersonic skydiver.
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.
ROSWELL -- The weekend weather in New Mexico appeared to be cooperating this time for a daredevil trying to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. Meteorologist Don Day said the weather forecast remained favorable for former Austrian paratrooper Felix Baumgartner's jump, scheduled for early Sunday near Roswell, New Mexico.
TIME is running out to find Cardiff residents who have defied a hearing loss to achieve great things - they have until May 31 to enter the Sound Barrier Star Awards.