On October 14, 1947, Captain Charles Elwood Yeager broke the sound barrier flying the X-1 Glamorous Glennis at Mach 1.05 to an altitude of 45,000 feet (13,700 m) at the Rodgers Dry Lake.
One More Thing
“All Science Is either physics or stamp collecting.”Sir Ernest Rutherford
June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959
The clergy can’t be trusted with anything sacredFrank lloyd Wright
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of EarthPilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr. – Killed 11 December 1941 (age 19)
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
my eager craft through footless halls of air….
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”
midway512 – The Oberg Color Film Footage of Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941
This short documentary tells the story of Harold & Eda Oberg, & the film footage they recorded of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. The couple captured shots during & after the attack on Hickam Army Airfield.