Chuck Yeager Reenacts Historic Sound Barrier Flight

Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired Air Force Brigadier General Chuck Yeager is still making noise.

The 89-year-old Yeager, who was featured in the movie The Right Stuff, flew in the back seat Sunday of an F-15 Eagle as it broke the sound barrier at more than 30,000 feet above California’s Mojave Desert — the same area where he first achieved the feat in 1947 while flying an experimental rocket plane.

The F-15 carrying Yeager took off from Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas and broke the sound barrier at 10.24am Sunday, exactly 65 years to the minute the then-Air Force test pilot made history — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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