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This day in history, October 14: Pilot Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier

Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager, then 24, became the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, zipping across the sky above California’s Mojave Desert in a rocket-powered aircraft on Oct. 14, 1947. ( More...

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Chuck Yeager, a pilot's pilot. At 97 he's probably still better than most wonders coming out of flight school today.


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