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Rick Douglas Husband

  • Birth 12 Jul 1957 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2003 Texas, USA
  • Burial Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 2B Lot 138 Space 2
  • Memorial ID 7135753

United States Astronaut. A 45 years old Amarillo, Texas native, and a Colonel in the United States Air Force, he had been selected as an astronaunt in 1994, and served as Flight Commander on the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003 NASA lost all communication and radar contact with the shuttle just minutes before a 9:16AM scheduled landing time. A short time later it was confirmed that the Columbia had exploded over eastern Texas, and that there were no survivors. The Columbia crew had completed more than 80 scientific experiments during their 16 day flight in space. Lost in the tragedy along woth Col. Husband were crew members Pilot William McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist David Brown, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, and Isreali Payload Specialist Ilan Ramone.

Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7135753
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rick Douglas Husband (12 Jul 1957–1 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7135753, citing Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .