Faster Than Sound


Subject:
Transportation , Aviation

Description:
Companion website for this Nova program about the breaking of the sound barrier (flying faster than the speed of sound) in 1947 by test pilot Chuck Yeager. Features cover the Bell X-1 aircraft and the team that worked with it, military applications of high-speed flight, the science behind sonic booms, and the fastest airplane, boat, and car (as of 1997). Includes a teacher's guide and program transcript.

Publisher:
WGBH

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/barrier/


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