Interesting Info

Rick Husband, NASA Astronaut

Rick Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) was born in Amarillo, Texas.

He was an American astronaut and fighter pilot. He traveled into space twice: as Pilot of STS-96 and Commander of STS-107. He and the rest of the crew of STS-107 were killed when Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Husband is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport was named in his honor.

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