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Chuck Yeager shatters sound barrier for 2nd time

October 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chuck Yeager, 89, shattered the sound barrier for the second time.

Yeager sat in the backseat of an air force F-15 Eagle Sunday morning over the Mojave Desert. It was 65 years to the minute that Yeager originally broke the sound barrier, going past 670 miles per hour in a rocket-powered aircraft. He was the first test pilot to accomplish the feat.

This came the same day that Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the edge of space, becoming the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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