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Edwards AFB 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 Glamorous 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 34° 55.549′ N, 117° 53.882′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosamond Boulevard and Yeager Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Rosamond Boulevard. Edwards Air Force Base is not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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. 0.4 miles away); Leaps in Technology (approx. 0.4 miles away); F-16B (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackie Cochran (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rocket Engine NF-104A (approx. 0.6 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 13, 2020