Ad Astra, Chuck Yeager!

Brigadier General Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager, legendary test pilot and first human to break the sound barrier in controlled flight, has passed on at the venerable age of 97.

Chuck Yeager in front of the Bell X-1

He will forever be remembered as a hero of aviation and Atompunk for his flight in the beautiful Bell X-1 that carried him beyond the speed of sound and into history.

A Lockheed F-104 Starfighter piloted by Yeager