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Coming to Houston at NRG Park. Apr 16-25, 2021 Have Fun! Stay Safe.

Coming to Houston at NRG Park. Apr 16-25, 2021 Have Fun! Stay Safe.It's time for magic! Relive your favorite Disney stories with confidence. Learn more about the Feld Wellness Program: ... See MoreSee Less

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Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Goes Virtual!

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Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Goes Virtual!Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Goes Virtual! Save the date - Thursday, May 6! Details at bit.ly/TAHoFVirtual


With a bachelor’s degree in general science from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, George W.S. Abbey flew both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, logging more than 5,000 hours in the air. Serving as the United States Air Force technical liaison at The Boeing Company on the Dyna-Soar, SST and Lunar Orbiter projects, he was later detailed to NASA in 1964. In 1967, Abbey left the Air Force and was named technical assistant to the NASA's Johnson Space Center Director during the Apollo, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz programs.

In 1976, Abbey was named NASA’s Director of Flight Operations, and was responsible for overall direction and management of flight crew and flight control activities for all human space missions. In 1988, he was appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight at NASA Headquarters, and later appointed Senior Director for Civil Space Policy for the National Space Council in the Executive Office of the President. In 1992 Abbey was named Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator before being named Deputy Director of Johnson Space Center in 1994 and then JSC Center Director from 1996 to 2001. After retirement from NASA in 2003 he became Senior Fellow in Space Policy at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Raised in Elmira, New York, Col (ret) Eileen Collins earned her B.S. from Syracuse University. She was commissioned in the United States Air Force and graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB in 1979. After T-38 instructor duties at Vance, she transitioned to the C-141 Starlifter. During her service, Collins pursued a Master’s degree in operations research from Stanford University and a Master’s in space systems management from Webster University. She was assistant professor of mathematics and a T-41 instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1986-1989, and in 1990 graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School and was selected as an astronaut in 1991. She flew as a Pilot on Mission STS-63 in 1995, becoming the first female Space Shuttle Pilot. She also served as Pilot for STS-84. Collins then became the first female Commander of a U.S. spacecraft on STS-93 in 1999. In 2005, she was the Commander of STS-114, the first “return to flight” mission after the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia. She was the first astronaut to fly the Space Shuttle through a complete 360-degree pitch maneuver. Collins retired from NASA in 2006 and works as an aerospace consultant and professional speaker.

A Texas-native, Schulz enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and after earning his wings in 1944 was stationed at Hondo Air Base, Texas as a pilot and engineering officer. Later stationed at Ladd Field, Alaska, he became a cold weather pilot flying C-45s, C-46s, C-47s, C-54s, B-17s and B-25s and R-4 helicopters. From 1947 to 1957 he was a commercial pilot with Arctic Pacific Air and Wien Alaska Airlines, before joining the CAA (forerunner to the Federal Aviation Administration) in 1957. Beginning as an air carrier inspector and an instructor for pilot certification he later transferred to FAA Headquarters. Schulz earned his DC-9 type rating and became the Executive Officer of In-Flight Standards Service.

As an independent consultant from 1975 to 2005 Schultz assisted airlines with management practices and ensuring FAR compliance. After industry deregulation, he assisted airlines with FAA air carrier certification. Beginning in 1992, he worked with Morris Airlines to bring operations into compliance with FAA certification and assisted with certification as the first airline to use the Heads-Up displays and transition to fully digital electronic operations. In 1998, Schulz was asked to join a team creating a new airline and to run the certification process. Becoming involved with the selection and purchase of aircraft, Schulz guided JetBlue through its certification process before retiring in 2005.

Born in South Carolina, Tyson Weihs received a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University in computer science and his MBA from Rice University. Weihs is the CEO of ForeFlight, a Texas-based software company that employs over 200 people in Houston and Austin. Weihs’ software has revolutionized flight planning, in-flight weather and was first to bring the concept of an electronic flight bag to the iPad. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of private and corporate pilots who rely on ForeFlight for planning and in-flight decision making, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) depends on the ForeFlight Military Flight Bag version of the application. ForeFlight is also the provider of Jeppesen’s FlightDeck Pro EFB used by airline pilots around the world. Beyond the convenience of flight planning and in-flight weather on a mobile device, the biggest impact that Weihs and ForeFlight have had on aviation is safety. With Weihs’ ingenuity, passion and leadership, ForeFlight’s software and hardware solutions provide pilots with in-flight weather, traffic awareness, safety alerts, synthetic vision and other decision-making tools. These features have saved countless lives and represent one of the biggest technological innovations since GPS was certified for airplanes. He currently lives in Houston.
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New exhibits with Prehistoric Beasts! New hours, have fun!

New exhibits with Prehistoric Beasts! New hours, have fun!📅 Plan your Spring Break at the Zoo! Starting on Sat, March 13, we’re staying open one hour later, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with last entry at 5:00 p.m., to give guests an extra hour of fun. From TXU Energy presents Prehistoric Beasts to giraffe feedings and carousel rides, there’s something fun for the entire family to do at the Zoo. Spring Break dates are filling up quickly – reserve early online: bit.ly/2ZD61t2 ... See MoreSee Less

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