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 Rick D. Husband -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Husband was also a (The second lowest brass wind instrument) baritone (A person who sings) singer.
In June 1992, Husband was assigned to the Aircraft and Armament Evaluation Establishment at Boscombe Down, (A division of the United Kingdom) England, as an exchange test pilot with the (The airforce of Great Britain) Royal Air Force.
Husband was selected as an astronaut candidate by (An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight) NASA in December 1994.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/rick_d._husband.htm   (547 words)

 Rick D. Husband - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rick D. Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) was an astronaut and the space shuttle commander of STS-107 (Columbia) who was killed when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.
In the F-15 Combined Test Force, Husband was the program manager for the Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-229 increased performance engine, and also served as the F-15 Aerial Demonstration Pilot.
After his death, Asteroid 51823 Rickhusband was named for him, as well as Husband Hill in the Columbia Hills on Mars, and Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rick_Husband   (698 words)

 Col. Rick Husband, U.S. Air Force, Mission Commander
Mission commander Rick Husband was the classic astronaut who fell in love with the idea of space travel when he was 4 years old.
Husband, 45, was born in Amarillo, Texas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1980 from Texas Tech University, where he served in the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
Husband joined NASA in 1994 and his first space mission was in May and June of 1999 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.
www.space.com /spacenews/archive03/husbandarch_021803.html   (286 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Husband laughed and said she believes the children are dealing with the situation better than the two mothers.
Husband said she could talk for six hours and still not tell of all the ways God has worked in the lives of people since the Columbia disaster.
Husband and Anderson said they know there is more emotional turmoil ahead in their lives, especially as they commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Columbia tragedy, including the dedication of a Columbia monument in Washington.
www.sbcbaptistpress.org /storydownload.asp?ID=17501   (1312 words)

 NASA - Space Shuttle Columbia and Her Crew
Rick Husband, 45, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was a test pilot and veteran of one spaceflight.
Husband received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University in 1980 and a master of science in mechanical engineering from California State University-Fresno in 1990.
As commander, Husband was responsible for the overall conduct of the mission.
www.nasa.gov /columbia/crew/profile_rickd.html   (166 words)

 CNN.com - Shuttle commander called 'true American hero' - Feb. 2, 2003
Rick Husband decided he wanted to be an astronaut when he was in fourth grade.
Shuttle Commander Rick Husband was a "true American hero" who braved the risks of space flight in the name of science, the president of his alma mater said Saturday.
"Rick wanted to be an astronaut from the time he was in fourth grade, and he did everything he needed to do to do that," said Patty Ragan, whose family has been close friends with the Husband family for three generations in their hometown of Amarillo, Texas.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/02/01/sprj.colu.shuttle.husband   (637 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A married father of two, Husband, 45, was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force who had already been to space once, aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1999, and he was an experienced pilot who had logged more than 3,800 hours of flight time in more than 40 types of aircraft.
There Rick is perched atop the shuttle about to go into space and his response was, 'The Lord has given us a great day.' "That statement came out of the overflow of his heart," Green said.
Rick really loved what he was doing and what he did, he did for the glory of God." While Green will mourn the loss of a friend, his fascination with space remains strong.
www.bpnews.net /storydownload.asp?ID=15215   (1239 words)

 FLORIDA TODAY: Breaking News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rick Husband had the personality of a shuttle commander, even though it was his first time in the job and only his second spaceflight.
Husband, 45, was inspired by the first Mercury flights and the Apollo moon missions.
Husband had bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech and California State universities, respectively.
www.floridatoday.com /columbia/bios/rickhusband.htm   (343 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Glurge Gallery (Rick Husband)
Rick Husband, pilot of Space Shuttle Mission STS-96, returned home to Amarillo Sunday and to the church where he marked several milestones in his life.
Husband passed the second eye exam and learned several months later that he would be an astronaut.
Husband was the first shuttle pilot to dock with the International Space Station, which now includes the U.S.-built node, Unity, and the Russian-built functional cargo node, Zarya, according to a NASA news release.
www.snopes.com /glurge/husband.asp   (1558 words)

 CNN.com - Columbia commander's wife writes book - Jan. 9, 2004
It was just a year ago that Rick Husband ate his last meal at home and kissed and hugged his children goodbye before going into quarantine to prepare for the January 16 flight.
Rick Husband's personal, professional and spiritual life are explored throughout the 230-page book, which opens on the tragic day that Columbia disintegrated.
Husband's devotion to his family, despite his high-stress job, is something his widow is thankful for now that she is left to raise the couple's 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son alone.
cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/01/09/shuttle.high.calling.ap   (674 words)

 Amazon.com: High Calling : The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In this memoir, Evelyn Husband describes how her husband, Rick, commander of the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia, grew up longing to be an astronaut; how his dream came true; and how it ended with his death in Columbia's explosion in February 2003.
Rick Husband is one of the astronauts who died when their Space Shuttle broke up returning from space on February 1, 2003.
Rick Husband was also a devoted husband and father who took the time to record daily inspirational video messages for his children.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0785261958?v=glance   (1608 words)

 The Quiet Hour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rick Husband was the commander of the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia that exploded on February 1, 2003.
Rick was a family man. Before he left on the Columbia, he made 34 devotionals, by video, for his kids.
When Rick's pastor, Steve Riggle, visited his wife Evelyn after the tragedy, she gave him a final message, written on a note, that Rick had left for his pastor in the event of his death.
www.thequiethour.org /cgi-bin/pastsrmns/sermons03.cgi?date=5/4/2003   (1570 words)

 Astronaut Bio: Rick D. Husband 5/04
In December 1987, Husband was assigned to Edwards AFB, California, where he attended the USAF Test Pilot School.
Upon completion of Test Pilot School, Husband served as a test pilot flying the F-4 and all five models of the F-15.
Husband was pilot on STS-96 (1999) and crew commander on STS-107 (2003), logging 24 days, 51 hours and 33 minutes in space.
www.jsc.nasa.gov /Bios/htmlbios/husband.html   (711 words)

 Microgravity Combustion Science STS-107 Crew
EXPERIENCE: After graduation from Texas Tech University in May 1980, Husband was commissioned a second lieutenant in the USAF and attended pilot training at Vance Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Husband was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994.
Husband is assigned to command the crew of STS-107 scheduled for launch in 2001.
exploration.grc.nasa.gov /combustion/web/husband.htm   (603 words)

 Rick Douglas Husband '90
Rick Husband received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University in 1980, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Fresno in 1990.
Rick is assigned to command the crew of STS-107 scheduled for launch in 2003.
Rick is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Tau Beta Pi, and the Air Force Association.
www.fresnostate.net /topdogs/husband.html   (1020 words)

 Rick Husband, Mike Anderson 'fervently lived for God'
Husband, 45, commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia, and payload commander Anderson, 43, were among the seven astronauts killed February 1 when the spacecraft broke apart and disintegrated over north Texas just 16 minutes from their landing in Florida.
Husband, father of a son and a daughter, sang in the choir at Grace Community and led a weekly prayer group for fathers called "Dads in the Gap," executive pastor Garrett Booth told The Washington Post.
"Rick Husband is probably the godliest man I've ever met," Steve O'Donohoe, one of the church's ministers and a close friend of the astronaut, told Crosswalk.com during a phone interview February 1.
www.lifeway.com /lwc/article_main_page/0,1703,A=152368&M=200107,00.html   (1421 words)

 Crosswalk.com - Steve Green Celebrates the Life of His Friend Rick Husband
Steve and his wife Marijean were with Evelyn Husband at the NASA memorial service in Houston and participated in Rick's memorial service at Grace Community Church in Houston.
It was very different from his normal concerts in that the concert was dedicated to his dear friend, Rick Husband, the commander of the space shuttle Columbia.
Rick's wife whispered to Steve that Rick was an astronaut.
www.crosswalk.com /fun/music/1185000.html   (956 words)

Husband had received permission for Steve Green to e-mail him often while in space, she said.
Rick and Steve had been e-mailing while Rick was in space and Steve's song ‘God of Wonders’ was the crew’s ‘wake-up’ song (on the third day of the mission),” said Lori McNaughton, Operations Manager of Wonderful News Radio, who spoke with Howell.
Commander Rick Husband, 45, was an Air Force colonel from Amarillo, Texas.
www.assistnews.net /ansarticle.asp?URL=Stories/s03020017.htm   (891 words)

 The Blinne Blog: High Calling: The Faith of Columbia Commander Rick Husband   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rick was not perfect; no one is. But God takes us, if we are willing and pliable, and can make a marriage a joyous experience and a home a blessed place to be.
Evelyn Husband is entitled to tell people about the importance of religious faith in her life and that of her late husband.
As for Evelyn and Rick Husband, they live (and lived) their faith in God and what he asks us to do in life.
www.blinne.org /blog/2004/01/high_calling_th.html   (1766 words)

 Steve Green: astronaut Rick Husband was 'someone who understood his calling' - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Columbia commander Rick Husband, right, with fellow crew members, tackled the duties and challenges of an astronaut "to the glory of God," singer and friend Steve Green recounts.
Hailed by President Bush as a true American hero, Husband was a born-again believer who sang in a church choir and took time out of his relentless schedule to videotape daily devotionals for his children.
Husband, Green said, was anxious that the shuttle mission succeed.
www.bpnews.net /bpnews.asp?Id=15215   (1332 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Evelyn Husband recounts the tragic loss of Columbia and its crew of seven in the book, "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband." Released in mid-January, the book was coauthored by New York Times best-selling author Donna VanLiere.
Although Rick was deluged with studies in the astronaut training academy, Evelyn wrote that he never came home from work and dug into the books until he had spent time with his family and tucked the kids into bed.
Evelyn Husband came to that realization after losing Rick that she could not change anything about the past but she did have control over how she would live in the days to come.
www.sbcbaptistpress.org /storydownload.asp?ID=17537   (1060 words)

 HoustonChronicle.com - Columbia widow grieves, praises Husband in book
Husband said she determined that the historical nature of Columbia's demise would probably mean that several books would be written.
Evelyn Husband says she is grateful for the love her husband had for her and their children.
Rick Husband kept a journal for his wife and videotaped devotionals for his children to view while he was in space.
www.chron.com /cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/space/2345758   (565 words)

 SHUTTLE COMMANDER RICK HUSBAND HAD SOLO ON PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Prior to the Columbia Shuttle space disaster, mission commander Rick Husband played a CD in orbit called "Rise Up and Praise Him." During the fated shuttle mission Husband aired the CD on which he was recorded singing a solo with his church choir, "Before the Throne of God Above."
Husband's solo was the second verse of the song and ended, "Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free.
Husband's wife, Evelyn, gave a copy of the CD to President Bush in a private meeting after the accident.
www.assistnews.net /ansarticle.asp?URL=Stories/s03020052.htm   (653 words)

 Rick Husband
What a surprise to learn that Steve Green (a Christian artist) was a close friend of Rick Husband's, the astronaut who was selected to be captain for this mission.
Steve was in attendance for Rick's first shuttle launch several years ago and was also in attendance for this launch.
Rick stopped the crew before they opened the door and said he wanted to pray for them.
www.calvarychapel.com /nizhny/e-art/rickhusband/text/article-eng.htm   (598 words)

 Crosswalk.com - Faith of Two Astronauts Shines from Beyond Shuttle Wreckage
"Rick Husband is probably the godliest man I've ever met," Pastor Steve O' Donohoe of Grace Community Church told Crosswalk.com during a phone interview Saturday afternoon.
Rick sang in the choir and performed solos during special events.
For the Husbands and Andersons, they've lost their father and their husband.
www.crosswalk.com /1183788.html   (1197 words)

 Concerned Women for America - Willing to Die
In the final moments of Columbia’s descent, when the shuttle burst into flames and America knew the crew was lost forever, we mourned the passing of Commander Rick Husband.
Just two days after her husband perished in the Columbia tragedy, Evelyn sat across from Katie Couric on the Today Show to read a statement from the families of the astronauts and to answer questions.
“When Rick autographed pictures for people, he always put a Bible verse on it that was Proverbs 3:5 and 6 which says, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and do not lean on your own understanding.
cwfa.org /articledisplay.asp?id=3313&dep<br>artment=BLI&...   (835 words)

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