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RIP. “Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97,” (AirForce Times; December 8, 2020 [A.D.])
“Charles “Chuck” Yeager passed away yesterday. He was the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound. He did it flying a Bell X-1 rocket plane flying at Mach 1.05 at 45,000 feet on October 14, 1947,” according to the National Archives at Riverside (December 8, 2020 [A.D.]).