Chuck Yeager, the legendary Air Force Pilot who broke the sound barrier died Monday at 97.
Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947. Just 6 years later he flew two times the speed of sound.
Yeager also helped trained America’s first astronauts and is credited for being a historic figure in helping the U.S. become a leader in air and space.
Support for Yeager poured in on Social Media.
RIP American Legend Chuck Yeager pic.twitter.com/N31g217akd
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) December 8, 2020
RIP Chuck Yeager. An American hero and national treasure. pic.twitter.com/2VPqXoGzNi
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) December 8, 2020
Chuck Yeager (1923-2020): pic.twitter.com/5fSfQnFZpP
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 8, 2020
We mourn the passing and celebrate the life and legacy of a pilot who truly had the right stuff, General Chuck Yeager. In 1947, Yeager broke the sound barrier and proved that we can always keep pushing further and faster. pic.twitter.com/pnPMUzMsv4
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) December 8, 2020