Adafruit will not be shipping orders Monday May 30, 2016 for the federal holiday, Memorial Day. Orders placed after 11 AM EST Friday May 27 will go out Tuesday May 31.
0

October 14, 2012 AT 8:01 am

65 Years Beyond Mach 1: Anniversary of the First Supersonic Flight

65 years ago today, Chuck Yeager flew his rocket-powered Bell X-1* aircraft, “Glamorous Glennis”, to Mach 1.06 — 807.2 mph — breaking the sound barrier and paving the way for the rockets and capsules of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Below is Captain Yeager’s test report for the XS-1* flight of October 14th, 1947:

The original copy of this document is part of the Bell X-1 exhibit at the Air and Space Museum.

There’s also some interesting background and more detailed information on the flight at Yeager’s website.

*- during flight tests, the craft was referred to as the Bell XS-1 (for eXperimental Supsersonic 1) — this was retroactively changed to X-1 by Bell Aircraft.


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — “If Work Is Digital, Why Do We Still Go to the Office?”

Wearables — Stiff upper lip

Electronics — Signature required?

Biohacking — BBC Biohacking: Technology and Health

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.