Walter Cunningham is a scientist and astronaut in the Apollo program.
He was a civilian participant in the Apollo 7 mission where the first manned flight of Apollo Command and Service modules was made.
Michael DeBakey is a world renowned cardiac surgeon who served in the military.He was also a pioneer in the development of the artificial heart.
He helped develop Mobil Army Surgical Hospitals and the Veteran's Administration Medical Research System.He developed parts for the heart-lung machine and one of the 1st doctors to perform a coronary artery bypass surgery and the 1st to use an artificial heart pump.
Denton Cooley is an American heart surgeon. famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart.
He performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States and the first to implant an artificial heart in a human.He founded the Texas Heart Institute at then St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
She performed research on congenital defects, burn treatment, spleen reparation, and the prevention of hepatitis.
Benjy Brooks was the 1st woman to become a pediatric surgeon in Texas.
Michael Dell is the owner of Dell Computers,the leading seller of personal computers.
He started his computer business in 1984 with only $1000 in start-up capital and by the second half of his freshman year he had sold $80,000 worth of computers.He became the youngest CEO in history to have his firm enter Fortune magazine's list of the top 500 corporations.He formed ,along with his wife, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to manage investments and philanthropic efforts of the Dell family.
Howard Hughes, Sr. made drill bits for the the oil industry, where he made much of his money in Texas oil.
He was the founder of Hughes Tool Company,where he invented the "Sharp-Hughes" rotary tri-cone rock drill bit during the Texas Oil Boom.