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Pilot Chuck Yeager Dies At 97, Had ‘The Right Stuff’ And Then Some

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Chuck Yeager, standing next to the "Glamorous Glennis," the Bell X-1 experimental plane in which he first broke the sound barrier.

Chuck Yeager has died: Fighter ace, test pilot, breaker of the sound barrier, coolest of the cool — he was the man even astronauts looked up to. NPR’s Russell D. Lewis has this remembrance.

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