В 1979 г. человек преодолел звуковой барьер на поверхности Земли

That day the supersonic speed was developed at the Edwards US Airforce Base in California. Stan Barret, an American racer, was steering a three-wheel Budweiser rocket. The name was not fake as the car was really equipped with a rocket engine. This combination of the car and the rocket allowed Stan to drive along the crow line at the speed of 1190.377 km/h, which is 1.0106 times higher than the speed of sound. It is a pity that the record was not recognized as official because the radar had not been certified.