Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:22pm by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager and the X-1 aircraft broke the sound barrier, marking the first time a human flew faster than the speed of sound. Along with being the first craft...
During a forum on the future of aeronautics representatives from NASA described the inevitability of passenger planes able to travel at speeds around 4,800 km/h (3,000 mph). Hypersonic aircraft not only allows for faster passenger travel but can also lead to faster response to global tragedy. FASTEST TECH The future of...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jacqueline Cochran Jacqueline Cochran c. 1943 Born May 11, 1906 Muscogee, Florida Died August 9, 1980 (aged 74) Indio, California Occupation aviator, test pilot, spokesperson, and businessperson Spouse(s) Jack Cochran Floyd Bostwick Odlum Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) was a pioneer in the field of American aviation, considered to be one of the most gifted...
  Chuck Yeager Courtesy U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission www.centennialofflight.gov Reproduced by Permission. For many people, Chuck Yeager is a true hero in the strictest definition of the word. Throughout his career, Yeager displayed distinguished courage and performed several extraordinarily brave deeds, although he only considered such acts as following his duty. Many people...
  Chuck Yeager Courtesy U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission www.centennialofflight.gov Reproduced by Permission. For many people, Chuck Yeager is a true hero in the strictest definition of the word. Throughout his career, Yeager displayed distinguished courage and performed several extraordinarily brave deeds, although he only considered such acts as following his duty. Many people...
The anniversary of the first manned supersonic flight comes around every year on Oct. 14. Being that this one falls “on the tens,” we will see more celebration and reflection of this famous date when the Bell X-1, with Chuck Yeager at the controls, “chased that demon out in the...
Right Stuff movie
Source: An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff | WIRED Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts were little more than alien quarry or asteroid bait. In Kaufman's hands, however, spaceflight became a far...
The last member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The last member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The Airmen were members of the first African-American...
This morning around 7 am, the engines of a massive, beluga-bodied helicopter cut on with a rumble. The hum harmonized with the reverberations of Edwards Air Force Base, north of Los Angeles. As the Chinook’s two enormous rotor blades started to spin, blasting hot vapor smudged the monochrome stripes of...
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - 70 years ago this week a Buffalo-built rocket plane flew into the history books when Gen. Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the speed of sound. The Bell X-1 was designed and built at the company's Wheatfield plant, with some of the work done...