William R. "Bill" Pogue, former astronaut & retired Air Force pilot from Sand Springs, OK, was pilot for the 3rd and final Skylab space station mission, 1973-74. He orbited the earth 1,214 times, traveling 35.5 million miles. He died in 2014 at age 84.
Amelia Earhart (disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.