Chuck Yeager Broke the Sound Barrier 67 Years Ago Today

On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 to Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 40,000 feet, officially becoming the first person to break the sound barrier. Yeager was awarded both the McKay and Collier Trophies in 1948 for his flight. The Bell X-1 that Yeager flew is now on permanent display at the Air and… » 10/14/14 10:04am 10/14/14 10:04am