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Bell X-1

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Bell X-1 aircraft was the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound (also known as Mach 1). Subsequent supersonic aircraft, including Concorde, reflected the Bell's bullet-like design.

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  • Title: Bell X-1
  • Type: Photograph
  • Credit Line: Photo courtesy of NASA Langley Research Center

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