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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (1923 - 2020) was a male human in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Biography and legacy

Yeager was born on 12 February 1923 in Myra, West Virginia on Earth.

He became famed as a test pilot of Earth's first experimental jet powered aircrafts, and on 14 October 1947, became the first pilot to travel faster than the speed of sound. He nicknamed his aircraft the Glamorous Glennis. (ST website: StarTrek.com)

He broke the sound barrier traveling 761 mph aboard the USAF's Bell X-1. He later flew a craft at 1,650 mph. (Star Trek Annual 1969 article: Who Was First?)

Yeager was a good friend of Pancho Barnes, proprietor of the original Happy Bottom Riding Club in California.

Yeager was remembered and celebrated for centuries to follow. At least three Starfleet starships were named in his honor, notably the Saber class vessel, as was the Yeager Loop, a small craft precision flight maneuver used by Starfleet Academy Cadets.

In 2368, Federation Starfleet Lieutenant commander Geordi La Forge would compare the soliton wave experiment to Yeager's famous flight and Zephram Cochrane's first warp flight. (ST website: StarTrek.com; TNG episode: "New Ground")

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