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A Tribute

We honor the following listed people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Texas, and contributed to aviation and space exploration:

   

 

 

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  • Randy Acord (1919?2008), historian of aviation

  • William Anders (born 1933), Apollo program astronaut

  • Lt. Richard O. "Rick'' Amber (June 17, 1944 - May 3, 1997), U.S. Navy pilot and founder of Challenge Air

  • Anousheh Ansari (born 1966), first female space tourist.

B

  • Gordon Baxter (1923-2005), radio personality, author, columnist, aviator

  • Alan Bean (born 1932), astronaut

  • John E. Blaha (born 1942), astronaut

C

  • Kenneth Cockrell (born 1950), astronaut

  • Aaron Cohen (1931?2010), director of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

  • Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman (1892?1926), first African American female aviator

  • Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (1907?1995), aviator

  • John Oliver Creighton (born 1943), astronaut

  • Lt. Col. Case Cunningham, USAF air demonstration squadron, Thunderbird -1 pilot

D

  • Michael Dorn (born 1952), actor, director, pilot -if you do not recognize the name, you are not a Trekkie! He played the character "Worf" on Star Trek

E

F

  • Benjamin Foulois (1879?1967), pioneering military aviator

G

H

  • Howard Hughes (1905?1976), entrepreneur and aviation pioneer

  • Richard Douglas Husband (1957?2003), commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia, killed in its crash

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J

K

  • Robert S. Kimbrough (born 1967), astronaut
  • Lt. Col. Jason Koltes, USAF air demonstration squadron, Thunderbird -7 pilot

  • Timothy Kopra (born 1963), astronaut

L

  • Paul Lockhart (born 1956), astronaut

  • Ormer Locklear (1891?1920), stunt flyer

M

  • A. G. Leonard Morgan (March 23, 1923 ? March 11, 2005), aviator and writer

  • Richard Mullane (born 1945), astronaut

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  • John D. Olivas (born 1965), astronaut

P

  • Wiley Post (1898?1935), first pilot to fly solo around the world

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R

  • James F. Reilly (born 1954), astronaut

  • Gene Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 ? October 24, 1991), Pilot, television writer, producer, futurist, and creator of "Star Trek"

S

  • Elliot See (1927?1966), astronaut

  • Katherine Stinson (1891?1977), pioneering female aviator

  • Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (born 1951), airline pilot famous for safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009 after a bird strike

  • Ed Swearingen (born 1925), aeronautical engineer

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V

W

  • Shannon Walker (born 1965), astronaut, physicist

  • Edward White (1930?1967), first American astronaut to walk in space

  • Walter Word (1922-2007), Navy Pilot and Chief Pilot for Moncrief Oil (interesting story: Chapter 58, Wonder What the Poor Folks are Doing) and also referenced to in the book: "Wildcatters: The True Story of How Conspiracy, Greed, and the IRS Almost Destroyed a Legendary Texas Oil Family"

  • Florene M. Watson (born 1920), pilot, test pilot, Commanding Officer of the WAFS/WASPs at Love Field, Texas.

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Y

  • Jeana Yeager (born 1952), broke distance records during her (and Dick Rutan's) nonstop flight around the world in the experimental Voyager airplane in 1986
     

 

Dear Visitor: if you know someone who is not listed here, please contact us so that we can update this roster.

 

Howard Hughes

 

George W. Williams Jr

 

Wiley Post

 

Katherine Stinson

Elizabeth ?Bessie? Coleman

Benjamin Delahauf Foulois

 

Ormer Locklear

 

A. G. Leonard Morgan

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Gordon Baxter

 

Jeana Yeager

Anousheh Ansari

 

Ra? M.Alexander Ayyad

   

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