On October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 became the first airplane to.fly faster than the speed of sound. Piloted by United States Air Force Captain Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, the X-1 reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet). Yeager named the airplane "Glamorous Glennis" in tribute to his wife. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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On October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 became the first airplane to.fly faster than the speed of sound. Piloted by United States Air Force Captain Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, the X-1 reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet). Yeager named the airplane "Glamorous Glennis" in tribute to his wife. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

Filename: 031313USAF-History053.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 27 Aug 2002
Location: Edwards AFB California United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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