Houston-area residents who were unable to see the Blue Angels during their May 6 flyover will get another chance to look up and see planes over the weekend—but this time, they will be historic World War II aircraft. Families can engage in other activities and events as well, including a virtual campout and viewing a space-themed mural.
The flyover is one of several air- and space-themed options for weekend activities, all of which can be done at or near home.
Look up and see WWII planes
In honor of those who served during World War II nd to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the Lone Star Flight Museum and its supporting partners will fly several rare warbirds over Greater Houston in the Fight to the Finish Flyover.
The aircraft will take off from Ellington Airport at 1:45 p.m. and will land there after the 120-mile flight path is complete at approximately 3:15 p.m.
Check out a space-themed mural
A 30-foot-wide by 15-foot-high mural painted by local artist Suzie Ratley is on display in the Northfork neighborhood, located at Space Center Boulevard and Clear Lake City Boulevard.
The Northfork Homeowners Association board hired Ratley to paint a space-themed inspirational image in the neighborhood, resident Lee Cisneros said in an email.
The mural is completed and can be seen adjacent to the neighborhood’s park and pool area at 2902 Almond Creek Drive.
Learn about Apollo 13
Space Center Houston celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission in April with a virtual panel discussion, “Apollo 13: Innovation in a Time of Crisis.”
The hourlong video is available to watch here.
Bill Moon, CSM Electrical Power System, SSR; Bill Reeves, Lunar Module Electrical Power System, SSR; and Bill Stoval Flight Dynamics Officer each spoke about their experiences working in Apollo Mission Control Center during the mission.