Happy Belated Anniversary Chuck!

Charles "Chuck" Yeager.  San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

Charles “Chuck” Yeager. San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

Captain Chuck Yeager sitting in Bell X-1 cockpit. Scanned from print signed by Chuck Yeager at Edwards AFB in 1993. Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org

Captain Chuck Yeager sitting in Bell X-1 cockpit. Scanned from print signed by Chuck Yeager at Edwards AFB in 1993. Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org

Charles "Chuck" Yeager.  San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

Charles “Chuck” Yeager. San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

From Wikipedia:

Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the X-1 at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13,700 m).[16][N 2] Yeager was awarded the MacKay and Collier Trophies in 1948 for his mach-transcending flight, and the Harmon International Trophy in 1954. The X-1 he flew that day was later put on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

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