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Chuck Yeager, Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Dead at 97

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Chuck Yeager, , Pilot Who Broke
the Sound Barrier, , Dead at 97.
Yeager's death was confirmed by Victoria Yeager,
his second wife, via his verified
Twitter account on Monday night.
An incredible life well lived, America's greatest pilot, Victoria Yeager, Twitter.
Yeager was the first pilot to break the
sound barrier on Oct. 14, 1947, flying the
rocket propelled jet known as the Bell X-1.
He achieved the feat of flying faster than
700 mph after a number of flights in the X-1. .
Flying faster than the
speed of sound earned
Yeager the title of
"Fastest Man Alive.".
Yeager retired from the U.S. Air Force
as a Brigadier General in 1975. In addition
to being a test pilot, he served in four wars.
His story is featured prominently
in the 1983 film, 'The Right Stuff,'
about the early years of the
U.S. space program