Yeager meister

Yeager meister

Yeager meister

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Oct. 14 2007 10:19 AM

Yeager meister

When I was a kid, I remember watching old TV shows and movies about how it was impossible to go faster than sound, how'd you'd go back in time or some such nonsense. I thought it was fun then (and silly), but it wasn't until later that I heard that a lot of people really thought it was impossible to go faster than sound. But it wasn't a physical barrier (like the speed of light), it was an engineering one. Bullets, whips, and meteors all go faster than sound, so we knew it could be done.

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And so we did it.

So I tip my propeller beanie to not just General Yeager, but also to the team of engineers who made it possible.

A tip o' the beanie to Fark, too. Oh, as usual: childish, NSFW comments in that link. Duh. It's Fark.