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Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Is Dead at 97

8 Dec 2020, 04:30 UTC
Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Is Dead at 97
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Chuck Yeager in 1948. The previous year, he became the first pilot to break the sound barrier when he reached a speed of 700 miles per hour in a Bell Aircraft X-1.

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