Interview with the First Man to Fly Mach 2

Legendary test pilot Scott Crossfield made aviation history on November 20, 1953, becoming the first person to fly at more than twice the speed of sound, or Mach 2. Crossfield, who died in 2006, worked for NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, and eventually earned NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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