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TV News Report


Had the supersonic flight tests for the X-1 not been top secret research work, the television news media might have been invited to witness this event. This historic event was witnessed by a fairly small group of people mostly on the ground at Muroc (Now known as a NASA research facility Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base near Lancaster, CA.).

Use the following Web sites to view film footage of the supersonic flight:

Use the following Websites to do research on the actual flight as well as gather more information about the pilot then Captain Charles Yeager.


Pretend you were a television news reporter who witnessed this event. Write a two to three minute monologue describing the entire event. Make sure your report contains the following information:

  • Location
  • Purpose of event
  • Who is involved
  • Description of the supersonic event as it happens
  • Wrap-up (Some kind of conclusion that tells people why this event was important and what kind of impact or effect it will have on their lives.)

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