Husband, Rick Douglas
|born on||12 July 1957|
|Place||Amarillo, Texas, 35n13, 101w50|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°05' or|
American astronaut, Rick Douglas Husband - STS107 Commander; Colonel USAF, Commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The space vehicle broke up upon reentry on 2/01/2003 starting approximately 7:53 AM CST overhead from Texas. Husband was first commander, beginning his first shuttle mission. All seven astronauts were lost.
Education: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Texas Tech University, 1980; master's in mechanical engineering, California State University-Fresno, 1990. Career: Air Force colonel. Became NASA astronaut in 1994. Served as pilot of spacecraft in 1999, a 10-day mission that involved the first docking with the international space station.
He was married, two children.
- associate relationship with Anderson, Michael P. (born 25 December 1959)
- associate relationship with Brown, David M. (born 16 April 1956)
- associate relationship with Chawla, Kalpana (born 1 July 1961)
- associate relationship with Clark, Laurel B. (born 10 March 1961)
- associate relationship with McCool, William C. (born 23 September 1961)
- associate relationship with Ramon, Ilan (born 20 June 1954)
- compare to chart of Space: Columbia Disaster (STS 107) (born 1 February 2003)
- Work : Gain social status 1994 (NASA astronaut)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1999 (NASA spacecraft pilot, 10-day mission)
- Death by Accident 1 February 2003 at 07:53 AM (Reentry breakup, explosion, age 45)
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Contributed by Pat Esclavon Hardy, Tampa, FL, citing NASA and CNN news sources
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (One of seven astronauts)
- Personal : Death : Accidental (Reentry breakup, explosion of space shuttle)
- Vocation : Military : Military career (US Air Force)
- Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (NASA, Space Shuttle Columbia)