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Rick Husband
January 1999 portrait
NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Born (1957-07-12)July 12, 1957
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Died February 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 45)
Over Texas
Previous occupation Test pilot
Rank Colonel, United States Air Force
Time in space 25d 17h 33m
Selection 1994 NASA Group 15
Missions STS-96, STS-107
Mission insignia Sts-96-patch.png STS-107 Flight Insignia.svg
Awards Congressional Space Medal of Honor

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.

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