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43 Persons in the National Aviation Hall of Fame:

Location:
1100 Spaatz Street
Dayton, OH 45433
(at Wright-Patterson AFB)
Web Site:
Years Active:
1962 to present

Alan Bean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan LaVern Bean
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , . Fourth man on the moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2010.

Alan Shepard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Nickname(s):
Al
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. , in the Freedom 7, a sub-orbital flight to the height of 116 miles, lasting 15 minutes, LM pilot , the fifth person to walk on the Moon, and the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977.

Amelia Earhart

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Amelia Mary Earhart
Also Known As:
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, 22 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparently died in a plane crash. She was flying across the Pacific.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992.
Kansas Hall of Fame 2011.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1968.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973.
Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2012.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anne Spencer Morrow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license in 1930.
Book:Advocate peace with Hitler, causing controversy, before the war.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1996.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1999.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1997.

Arthur Godfrey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Morton Godfrey
Nickname(s):
The Old Redhead
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV host, tv show:Movie:Ukelele player on his show.
Ukulele Hall of Fame 2001.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1976.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1976.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6616 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Bessie Coleman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Coleman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. Died when she fell out of an airplane that went into a spin and crashed. She was not the pilot.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995.

Billy Mitchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mitchell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grew up in Wisconsin. Early advocate of air power in warfare. Antagonized leaders, was demoted to colonel from general. Title of major general bestowed posthumously.
Congressional Gold Medal 1946.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1966.

Burt Rutan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elbert Leander Rutan
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 23 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of Scaled Composites, which created the first non-government craft, SpaceshipOne, to send humans to the edge of space.
Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2012.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1986.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1995.

Buzz Aldrin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West Point class of 1951. Astronaut; missions and .
The second man on the Moon with:Legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin in 1988.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
International Space Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1980.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1980.
Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Charles Conrad

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peter Conrad Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Pete Conrad
Nickname(s):
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

, , . Third man on the moon in the mission. Died in a motorcycle accident.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1980.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.

Charles Lindbergh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Controversial because he had anti-Jewish beliefs. Helped the fight in the Pacific in World War II, as a civilian.
French Legion of Honor.
Congressional Gold Medal 1928.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2013.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard.

Chuck Yeager

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Elwood Yeager
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Birth Date:
Age today:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Word War II fighter pilot. Test pilot. First person to break the sound barrier in the X-1 rocket plane.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Cliff Robertson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Parker Robertson III
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dina Merrill by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:for which he won an Oscar.
TV series:National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 17 December 1986.

Deke Slayton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Kent Slayton
Also Known As:
Donald Slayton
Nickname(s):
Deke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. docking.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1996.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bickenbacher
Also Known As:
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Nickname(s):
Fast Eddie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

No middle name at birth. Changed name during World War I. Hero in World War I with 26 aerial victories. Executive and owner of airlines including Easterm Airlines. Owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Scripts written for cartoon:International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992.
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1992.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994.
Medal of Honor 1930.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1965.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Edward White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Higgins White II
Nickname(s):
Ed
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and test pilot. with EVA. The first US astronaut to walk in space. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the (Apollo 204) capsule.
See:International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009.

Eileen Collins

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eileen Marie Collins
Also Known As:
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins
Nickname(s):
Mom
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, military test pilot, retired from the US Air Force, retired from NASA May 1, 2006. First female shuttle pilot, first female shuttle commander. Shuttle missions (Discovery - to the Russian space station Mir), (Atlantis, 1997), (Columbia, Chandra X-Ray Observatory), (Discovery, 2005.) More than 872 hours in space. Multiple medals awarded.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1995.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
French Legion of Honor.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2009.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1995.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2013.

Evelyn Johnson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Stone
Also Known As:
Evelyn Bryan Johnson
Evelyn Bryan
Evelyn Stone Bryan
Nickname(s):
Mama Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Logged more flight hours than any other woman - over 57,000. Taught thousands of pilots to fly. Owned a plane dealership. Managed a local air strip. Carnegie Foundation award for heroism.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1994.
Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.
Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.
National Flight Instructors Hall of Fame 1999.

Frank Borman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Frederick Borman II
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. . Flew around the moon on . Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2000.
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1990.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1982.

Gene Cernan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Andrew Cernan
Also Known As:
Eugene Cernan
Nickname(s):
Gene
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , orbited the moon and descended in the LM without landing. , the last man to stand on the moon.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000.

Gus Grissom

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Virgil Ivan Grissom
Also Known As:
Virgil I. Grissom
Virgil Grissom
Nickname(s):
Gus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

suborbital flight. Orbited in first Gemini mission, . Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the (Apollo 204) capsule.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
International Space Hall of Fame.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1987.

Hap Arnold

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Harley Arnold
Also Known As:
Henry H. Arnold
Nickname(s):
Hap
Pewt
Benny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

General of the Army and later General of the Air Force. The only 5-star general in two services.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Henry Ford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1967.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984.

Howard Hughes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Peters by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Multi-millionaire businessman. Movies, airplanes, airlines, oil exploration, medical research. Excentric and reclusive.
Subject of movie:Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Gold Medal 1939.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1996.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.

Jacqueline Cochran

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Lee Pittman
Also Known As:
Jaqueline Cochran-Odlum
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pioneer racing pilot. Helped in the formation of wartine women's army and air corps. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. The first woman to fly a jet across the ocean. The first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993.
French Legion of Honor 1949.
International Aerospace Hall of Fame 1965.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1971.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2009.

James McDivitt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Alton McDivitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 16 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions , , which obited the Earth for 10 days and tested the LM without landing.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2009.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2014.

Jim Lovell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Arthur Lovell Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jim
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , , . Ill-fated flight around the moon.
Subject of movie:Received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
French Legion of Honor.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.

Jimmy Doolittle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Doolittle
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 1929 he was the first pilot to take off, fly and land an airplane using instruments alone. Commanded "Doolittle's Raiders" near the end of World War II. Awarded theMedal of Honor.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1989.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.

Joe Engle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joe Henry Engle
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Missions Flights 138, 143, and 153, ALT (Approach and Landing Tests), , .
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2001.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1992.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2001.
Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame 1992.

John Glenn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, , on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission , at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
International Space Hall of Fame 1977.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1976.

John Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Missions , , (orbited the moon). Shuttle flights and (with ) as Commander. to the moon surface. Drove the Lunar Rover. Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974-1987.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2003.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1981.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.

Michael Collins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Collins
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American test pilot at Edwards AFB and astronaut. with:- orbited the moon in the CSM.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1985.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2014.

Neil Armstrong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the . . . First person on the Moon.
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1991.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Patty Wagstaff

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patty Wagstaff
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aerobatic pilot.
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2004.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 1997.

Paul Tibbets

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brigadier general in the United States Air Force, best known for being the pilot of the Enola Gay, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1996.

Robert Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Gibson
Also Known As:
Robert L. Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Rhea Seddon by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and commercial pilot. Flew five shuttle missions: in 1984, in 1986, in 1988, in 1992, and in 1995.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2013.
Space Camp Hall of Fame 2012.

Sally Ride

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sally Kristen Ride
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Steven Hawley by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

The first American female astronaut in space, two shuttle flights into space, in 1983 and in 1984. Professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Children's books on space.
International Space Hall of Fame 1985.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2003.
Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2014.

Steve Fossett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Fossett
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Millionaire adventurer. Swam the English Channel. First nonstop balloon flight around the world. First nonstop solo airplane flight around the world without refueling, March 3, 2005. Died in a plane crash, not found for over a year.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.

Tom Stafford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Patten Stafford
Also Known As:
Thomas Stafford
Nickname(s):
Tom
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

, , (orbited the moon), .
International Space Hall of Fame.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993.
Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1993.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 1997.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1997.

Wally Schirra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Space missions , , .
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1982.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1986.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1982.

Wiley Post

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wiley Hardeman Post
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to fly solo around the world. Died in a plane crash in Alaska. He was pilot.
Passenger was:Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2004.

Will Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Penn Adair Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, then talkies.
Movie:Texas Jack's wild west show. Philosopher. Known for funny one-liners. Mayor of Beverly Hills.
Died in a plane crash in Alaska with:Theater Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 1997.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1932.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6401 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

William J. Knight

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Knight
Also Known As:
Pete Knight
Nickname(s):
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Holds the speed record for a winged powered aircraft, 4,520 miles per hour. Flew the X-15 to a height of 173,000 feet. Combat pilot in Vietnam. Mayor of Palmdale, California. State senator. Author of California Proposition 22.
International Space Hall of Fame.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988.
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