Thursday, December 9, 2021

First Powered Flight of Bell X-1 75 Years -- December 9, 2021

Washington Evening Star, 29-December-1946

Seventy-five years ago today, on 09-December-1946, test pilot Slick Goodlin made the first powered flight in the Bell X-1, a rocket-powered airplane built to break the sound barrier. Almost one year later, on 14-October-1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the X-1.

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