Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis
Piloted by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, the Bell X-1 became the first aircraft to travel faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. The Bell X-1 is shown here in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the Museum in Washington, DC.
Image Number: 2005-24516
Credit: Image by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution
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