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Photograph of the XS-1 in Flight

On October 14, 1947, Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager became the first human to break the sound barrier during powered level flight while flying the experimental Bell X-1 aircraft.

File Unit: X-1 Photographs, 12/11/1946 - 10/21/1947Series: Flight Test Project Files, ca. 1945 - ca. 1959Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006 .

Photograph of Captain Charles E. Yeager, 5/1948

Read Chuck Yeager’s notes from the moment that he broke the sound barrier:

“The needle of the machmeter fluctuated at this reading momentarily, then passed off the scale.  Assuming that the off scale reading remained linear, it is estimated that 1.05 Mach i was attained at this time.”

Pilot’s Notes from the Ninth Powered Flight of the XS-1 (First supersonic flight)

Read more Pilot’s notes from these test flights in the  X-1 Correspondence file in the National Archives catalog.

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This is an image of Ol’ Tomcat No. 3, with Grumman’s Chief Test Pilot, Chuck Sewell, at the controls. 

During aircraft testing, several test flights were flown with the right wing locked in the forward position of 20 degrees, and the left wing at 35, 50, 60 and 68 degrees of sweep in flight. 

Amazingly, it was discovered that in the event of an operational in-flight malfunction, the Tomcat would remain controllable enough for carrier landing in this configuration.

Fic:  Your Father’s Son

My story of Jake Pentecost, his mother, and Stacker’s efforts to be a father to him during the Kaiju War - and Jake’s feelings from the sidelines as the Jaeger Program approaches its last stand.  (No Uprising spoilers, this is a retcon, written before the synopsis and trailer dropped - they just inspired me to finish editing and post it).

http://archiveofourown.org/works/2386124/chapters/28631164

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10727370/12/Generation-K-Tales-From-The-Front-Lines

Chapter 2/2:  Your Father’s Son:   After running away, Jake seeks out sympathy and support from his adoptive sister to make his case for living with his father, and Stacker faces the reckoning with Claudia’s parents that’s been brewing all his son’s life.

Here are the links to my blog entries about the headcanons that make up my Pacific Rim fanfic series:

  1. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Mark-4 Jaegers.
  2. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Mark-3 Jaegers.
  3. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Mark-2 Jaegers.
  4. Fanon/Side-Story:  Yankee Star, America’s Mark-2 Jaeger.
  5. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  Talon “Tango” Tasmania.
  6. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Shatterdome Commanding Officers
  7. Generation K: Original Character Master List.
  8. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2013-2015.
  9. Pacific Rim Headcanon: The Early Years Timeline, 2016-2017.
  10. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2018.
  11. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2019.
  12. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2020.
  13. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2021.
  14. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2022.
  15. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2023.
  16. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2024.
  17. Pacific Rim Headcanon:  The Early Years Timeline, 2025.
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Sam Shepard dead: Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, actor, and director dies aged 73
The multi-talented Sam Shepard has passed away aged 73, BroadwayWorld reports. Some notable works include his Family Trilogy (which includes Curse of the Starving Class (1976), Buried Child, and True West (1980)), as well as Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985), sometimes included with

The multi-talented Sam Shepard has passed away aged 73, BroadwayWorld reports.

His long career saw him work - with equal acclaim - as playwright, director, and actor; he was both a Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, for his 1979 play Buried Child, and an Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor for playing pilot Chuck Yeager in 1983’s The Right Suff.

His writing career saw him pen 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Some notable works include his Family Trilogy (which includes Curse of the Starving Class (1976), Buried Child, and True West (1980)), as well as Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985), sometimes included with the trilogy to form a quintet of esteemed works.

His work has been so admired, in fact, that New York once named him “the greatest American playwright of his generation”.