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Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier Again

October 14, 1997

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) _ He’s still got the right stuff.

Chuck Yeager, the test pilot who first broke the sound barrier, punched through again Tuesday on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight.

Piloting an F-15 jet fighter, the 74-year-old Yeager sent a sonic boom thundering across the Mojave Desert during ceremonies to commemorate the first supersonic flight.

The pilot who put his personal stamp on the phrase ``The Right Stuff″ will continue to fly, but Yeager said Tuesday’s flight was to be his last in an Air Force plane.

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