Sound Barrier Cracked

Sound Barrier Cracked (HMZJM)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93524 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 55.549', W 117° 53.882'

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On October 14, 1947 42,000 feet above thismonument, Captain Chuck Yeager, USAF, piloting a Bell X-1 rocket airplane named Glamour Glennis, became the first person to exceed Mach 1. With this flight, the era of supersonic aviation was born.

This monument honors that flight, the aircraft, a loyal ground crew, and its valiant pilot.
Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Mojave Historical Society, The City of Victorville, and The City of Adelanto
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 417977 N 3865184
Decimal Degrees34.92581667, -117.89803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.549', W 117° 53.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 32.94" N, 117° 53' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11714 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB CA 93524, US
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