US Remembering Aviator Legend Chuck Yeager Published December 8, 2020 at 12:55 PM EST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Listen • 1:40 Gen. Charles Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, died Monday at the age of 97. Here & Now remembers his legacy. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.