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    RIP Chuck Yeager

    Made it to 97! Well done Chuck!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager

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    An American Hero!
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    Almost the last of the era when there were real men and heroes out there. The muliple massive things that this man attempted and accomplished, pushing the limits of what was thought possible and signing up for the next "mission". A true man's man and American and world hero.

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    RIP to a man with nerves of steel and balls of brass.

    As Tom Wolfe described the chase to break the barrier: There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, 750 miles an hour, where the air could no longer move out of the way. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no man could ever pass. They called it: The sound barrier. Then, they built a small plane, the X1, to try and break the sound barrier. And men came to the High Desert in California to ride it. They were called test pilots. And no one knew their names.
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    A man I have admired since childhood. Rest in peace, Legend.

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    One of the greats! RIP!


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