Walter Cunningham is a scientist and astronaut in the Apollo program.He occupied the lunar module pilot seat for the eleven-day flight of Apollo 7. He was NASA's third civilian astronaut, and has also been a fighter pilot, physicist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of The All-American Boys ( The human side of the Apollo program )
Michael DeBakey is a world renowned cardiac surgeon.While in the he helped develop Mobil Army Surgical Hospitals and the Veteran's Administration Medical Research system.He developed parts for the heart-lung machine.He was one of the 1st doctors to perform a coronary artery bypass surgery.he was a pioneer in the development of the artificial heart, the first to use an artificial heart pump.
Denton Cooley is an American heart surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. Cooley was also founder and surgeon in-chief of The Texas Heart Institute, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery.Consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital and a clinical professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Howard Hughes, Sr.
Benjy Brooks was the 1st woman to become a pediatric surgeon in Texas .In her work she conducted research on congenital defects, burn treatment, spleen reparation, and prevention of hepatitis .Brooks received the Horatio Alger Award in 1983. Dr. Brooks gained admittance to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame in 1985.The Benjy Brooks Foundation for Children was erected in her honor by the parents of one of her patients to continue her legacy.
Michael Dell is the owner of Dell Computers which is the leading seller of personal computers.He is ranked as the 39th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of $28.6 billion as of September 2018.On January 5, 2013 it was announced that Dell had bid to take Dell Inc. private for $24.4 billion in the biggest management buyout since the Great Recession.
Howard Hughes, Sr. made drill bits for the oil industry and made much of his money in Texas oil. Hughes formed the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932, hiring numerous engineers and designers. He spent the rest of the 1930s and much of the 1940s setting multiple world air speed records. He acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines and later acquired Air West, Hughes was included in Flying Magazine's list of the 51 Heroes of Aviation, ranked at No. 25.