Aviation In The News - Bell X-1
1949 (Actual Year)
00:51:46 - 00:52:16
Jumpy, grainy, dull in contrast and imagery - DOS The air force's X-1 rocket plane, first to exceed speed of sound, goes aloft under own steam. Stubby craft takes off and climbs to 23,000 feet in less than two minutes. Turbocharged Supersonic, Bell X-1 Rocket Plane that soared to 63,000 feet. Piloted by Frank Everest a new American Hero.
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