Breaking the Sound Barrier
Breaking the Sound Barrier
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Annotation: Looks at a milestone in the history of science and technology, breaking the sound barrier, from the perspective of the people who lived it.
Genre: Engineering
Catalog Number: #93060
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-482-42030-9 Perma-Bound: 0-605-84944-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-482-42030-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-84944-0
Dewey: 629.132
LCCN: 2014022752
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Word Count: 2,443
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 172208 / grade: Middle Grades

For a long time, aviation experts and pilots thought aircraft couldn't fly faster than the speed of sound. They believed there was a point where the plane and pilot would just explode! They called it the sound barrier. In 1947, Chuck Yeager proved that to be untrue, and in 2012, a skydiver broke the sound barrier without a plane to fly in! From the challenges of airplane technology to daredevil parachutists, the story of breaking the sound barrier is one that will have readers on the edge of their seat. Full-color images and detailed sidebars take history to new heights.

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