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First Mach flight propels Yeager, Air Force into history
Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager pauses for a moment while autographing several posters at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. General Yeager became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight on October 14, 1947. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Cassidy)

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