(KGET) — The memorial service for Chuck Yeager, the famed test pilot who became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in one of many flights he made over the Mojave Desert, will be live streamed Friday morning.
The service will be held 9 a.m. at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in West Virginia. The event can be viewed live here.
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to provide opening remarks and Gen. David Allvin, vice chief of staff of the Air Force, will be the senior Air Force official in attendance, according to a release from Edwards Air Force Base.
Yeager died Dec. 7 at the age of 97. Among his many achievements, the one that made him famous was piloting the X-1 experimental rocket plane in 1947 and traveling faster than the speed of sound.