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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rick Husband

1957 – 2003

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Rick Husband Marker
Inscription. Colonel, USAF, NASA Astronaut, and Mission Commander of the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia. Columbia disintegrated upon final re-entry February 1, 2003. All seven astronauts lost their lives.

Rick Husband was Amarillo's native son. He loved his family and he loved serving his Lord. His favorite Bible verse was Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

"The cause of exploration and discovery is not an option we choose: it is a desire written in the human heart...We find the best among us, send them forth into unmapped darkness, and pray they will return. They go in peace for all mankind, and all mankind is in their debt."

President George W. Bush
 
Erected by Center City of Amarillo, Inc. and other generous donors.
 
Location. 35° 12.444′ N, 101° 49.873′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker can be reached from South Buchanan Street north of SW 6th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the Amarillo Civic Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 South Buchanan Street, Amarillo TX 79101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Rick Husband Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry B. Sanborn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potter County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter County Library (approx. mile away); A.T. & S.F. No. 5000 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Worth and Denver City Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Mammoths (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Also see . . .  National Aeronautics and Space Administration. U.S. Air Force Col. Rick Husband's childhood dream was to become an astronaut. (Submitted on December 16, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. DisastersExploration
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Rick Husband
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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