TO-DO LIST: Three air- and space-themed weekend events in Houston, including a WWII flyover

The May 10 flyover flight path includes Pasadena, the San Jacinto Monument, University of Houston—Main Campus, downtown Houston, Memorial Park, Acres Homes, Houston National Cemetery, Cypress, Cinco Ranch, Mission Bend, the Energy Corridor, West University Place, Bellaire, Missouri City, Alvin, Pearland, Friendswood, Dickinson and Kemah. (Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)
The May 10 flyover flight path includes Pasadena, the San Jacinto Monument, University of Houston—Main Campus, downtown Houston, Memorial Park, Acres Homes, Houston National Cemetery, Cypress, Cinco Ranch, Mission Bend, the Energy Corridor, West University Place, Bellaire, Missouri City, Alvin, Pearland, Friendswood, Dickinson and Kemah. (Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)

The May 10 flyover flight path includes Pasadena, the San Jacinto Monument, University of Houston—Main Campus, downtown Houston, Memorial Park, Acres Homes, Houston National Cemetery, Cypress, Cinco Ranch, Mission Bend, the Energy Corridor, West University Place, Bellaire, Missouri City, Alvin, Pearland, Friendswood, Dickinson and Kemah. (Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)

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.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.