1977: Edwards Air Force Base

The first man to break the sound barrier, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, in cockpit, is greeted by Major General Thomas Stafford, Edwards Air Force Base commander in Oct. 1977, after Yeager flew an F-104 at one-and-a-half times the speed of sound. (AP Photo)

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