Chuck Yeager, who broke the sound barrier with “actual stuff”, died on the age of 97

© Reuters. GENE. CHUCK YEAGER SPEAKS AT THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF FIRST FLIGHT IN NORTH CAROLINA.

(Reuters) – Chuck Yeager, the steel Right Stuff test pilot who became the first person to break the sound barrier to bring aviation to the front door of space, died Monday at the age of 97.

“It is with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that my love, General Chuck Yeager, passed away shortly before 9 p.m. ET,” said a tweet his wife Victoria posted on Yeager’s account.

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