Supersonic flight anniversary

Supersonic flight anniversary

On October 14, 73 years were celebrated since the man passed the sound barrier. The American pilot Chuck Yeager did it, when he got behind the controls of the experimental X-1 plane that reached 1,100 kilometers per hour.

 

But the feat caused controversy since a German pilot and another North American declare that they achieved it before, but there are not enough records to recognize their ownership of the record.

 

The sound barrier was only broken in 1947 but technological development, rather than linear, is exponential. Today we are talking about sending manned missions to Mars.

 

In a new IA13 capsule, we bring you details about this historic event.

Subscribe

Enter your information here and find out the latest news about science and business.