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Edwards in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sound Barrier Cracked

 
 
Sound Barrier Cracked Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 13, 2012
1. Sound Barrier Cracked Marker
It is starting to fade.
Inscription. On October 14, 1947 42,000 feet above this monument, Captain Chuck Yeager, USAF, piloting a Bell X-1 rocket airplane named Glamour Glennis, became the first person to exceed Mach 1. With this flight, the era of supersonic aviation was born.

This monument honors that flight, the aircraft, a loyal ground crew, and its valiant pilot.
 
Erected 1988 by The Mojave Historical Society, The City of Victorville, and The City of Adelanto.
 
Location. 34° 55.549′ N, 117° 53.882′ W. Marker is in Edwards, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosamond Boulevard and Yeager Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Rosamond Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Medal of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); F-86F (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leaps in Technology (approx. 0.4 miles away); F-16B (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackie Cochran
Sound Barrier Cracked Marker & Chuck Yeager Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 13, 2012
2. Sound Barrier Cracked Marker & Chuck Yeager Statue
(approx. 0.6 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 1.5 miles away); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edwards.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Chuck Yeager Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 13, 2012
3. Chuck Yeager Statue
Chuck Yeager Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 13, 2012
4. Chuck Yeager Statue
 
 
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