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RIP Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager, 97, died last night

Aviator, test pilot, first to break the sound barrier,

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/34189...=1607404888994
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Chuck Yeager, 97, died last night

Aviator, test pilot, first to break the sound barrier,

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/34189...=1607404888994
RIP, from a different age where technology was all about pushing new boundaries in aviation and rocketry. Hopefully with the likes of SpaceX we're now returning to those times!

I remember reading a column by Jeremy Clarkson many years ago where he was making the argument about never meeting your heroes citing Chuck Yeager as the most unpleasant man he'd ever met.
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Interestingly enough the kids were talking about the sound barrier yesterday, and my husband (a scientist and an aviation nerd) was telling them about Yeager. Strange to wake up and see this news first thing!
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RIP, from a different age where technology was all about pushing new boundaries in aviation and rocketry. Hopefully with the likes of SpaceX we're now returning to those times!

I remember reading a column by Jeremy Clarkson many years ago where he was making the argument about never meeting your heroes citing Chuck Yeager as the most unpleasant man he'd ever met.
Hmmmmm. Clarkson seems pretty unpleasant too. Interesting......
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Still one of my favourite movies, the right stuff. RIP Mr Yeager
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