Season 25 Episode 2

Faster Than Sound

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 14, 1997 on PBS
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Faster Than Sound
Chuck Yeager was the first person to break the sound barrier creating what is known as a sonic boom. NOVA investigates why high speeds create the sonic boom. Also it takes a look at other attempts to break speed records on land and water. Discover what scientists are doing to equip commercial aircraft to be able to safely break the sound barrier.moreless

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