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Oklahoma Moment 4

We take a peek at a moment in Oklahoma's History from the Oklahoma History Center. This peek showcases the Oklahoma pioneer spirit which is truly evident in the field of aviation and space.
Oklahoma Moment 4

Aviation in Oklahoma

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Show 0920: Oklahoma Moment 4

Air date: May 17, 2009

 

Transcript

By the late 1950s, Oklahomans were entering the new realm of flight, known as space travel, Gordon Cooper, from Shawnee; Tom Stafford, from Weatherford; Stuart Roosa, from Claremore; Owen Garriott, from Enid; Bill Pogue, from Okemah; Shannon Lucid, from Bethany; and most recently, John Herrington, from Wetumka.  The Oklahoma pioneer spirit is truly evident in the field of aviation and space.  As we push that envelope further and further out there, the pioneers like, Billy Parker, William Ponder, Bennett Griffin, Paul Braniff, Roy Hunt, Keith Kale, Clarence Page, Mary Haizlip, Mary Wallace Funk, and Jerrie Cobb, along with so many others will always be the giants whose shoulders we stand on.