Rick Husband

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Rick Husband
Richard Husband, NASA photo portrait in orange suit.jpg
January 1999 portrait
Born
Rick Douglas Husband

(1957-07-12)July 12, 1957
DiedFebruary 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 45)
Over Texas
NationalityAmerican
Alma materTexas Tech, B.S. 1980
Fresno State University, M.S. 1990
AwardsCongressional Space Medal of Honor
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Previous occupation
Test pilot
RankColonel, United States Air Force
Time in space
25d 17h 33m
Selection1994 NASA Group 15
MissionsSTS-96, STS-107
Mission insignia
Sts-96-patch.png STS-107 Flight Insignia.svg

Rick Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) 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.[1][2]

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