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West Texas airport greeting Columbia astronaut Rick Husband

AMARILLO, Texas – A West Texas airport bears the name of a 2003 shuttle Columbia victim has unveiled an exhibition saluting NASA astronaut Rick Husband.

The display at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport are provided with photos and a model of Columbia as a part of “Of Amarillo to the Space.” Some of the children of the schools attended by Amarillo-indigenous Men were present for Wednesday’s ceremony .

Laura Man of Houston told the crowd of about 300 people that her father wrote to NASA while in junior high school. She says the agency sent him the information about being an astronaut and he kept that information in his wallet.

Rick Husband, an air force colonel, reported to Johnson Space Center in 1995 for the astronaut training. The whole Columbia crew perished in February 2003 fiery disaster.

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