Yeager in the Cockpit of the Bell X-1

Yeager in the Cockpit of the Bell X-1

Yeager in the cockpit of the Bell X-1. On October 14, 1947, flying the Bell XS-1 #1, Capt. Charles 'Chuck’ Yeager, USAF, became the first pilot to fly faster than sound.

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