What's Chuck Yeager connection to the X-15?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1

    The success was quickly followed by an entire series of aircraft flying faster and higher than ever before. There were disasters and near disasters.

    The X-15 eventually flew to the edge of space at four, five and six times the speed of sound. Yeager went on to direct the Space School at Edward's Air Force Base. And ten years ago, the man who first broke the sound barrier did it once again for his last time. Yeager made one last flight faster than the speed of sound in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Yearger and Crossfield were probably beer buddies -

    That is about it - Yeager was not involved with the X-15 -

    Source(s): Retired airline pilot
  • 10 years ago

    Other than the fact that he flew the first of the X-series, he has no connection to the X-15.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No direct connection, but Scott Crossfield.. one of his contemporaries set a few records in it. Essentially it was the ultimate evolution of the supersonic, air-launched, rocket-propelled experimental aircraft that started with the X-1 and continued with the D558-2, the X1-A, and the X2 (which was a lethal aircraft).

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  • Fox
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    that he flew the X-1 and X-2 otherwise he had nothing to do w/ the x-15 so I don't know where you're getting your facts

  • 10 years ago

    He was not in the X15 program.

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