The Man Who Went Supersonic

Chuck Yeager with the X-1 rocket plane

Chuck Yeager was born on February 13, 1923 in Myra, West Virginia. First as a WWII fighter pilot, then as a legendary test pilot, Yeager would test the limits of human flight.

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Mask of Horror: The Soviet GP-5

The Soviets were probably the most successful in designing psychologically intimidating gas masks. While the GP-5 isn’t the most terrifying, many of the scarier models are harder to find, making the GP-5 the mask of choice for affordable media production.

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