Rick Douglas Husband
- Category : Travel-Astronaut
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
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.