Chuck Yeager, Legendary U.S. Air Force Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Dies at 97

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.