Chuck Yeager, Ace Pilot And First To Fly Faster Than Speed Of Sound, Dead At 97
“There was no buffet, no jolt, no shock. Above all, no brick wall to smash into. I was alive," Yeager wrote in 2016 about breaking the sound barrier.
He was played by Sam Shepard in “The Right Stuff”. His nephew is former Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager.