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  • The man behind the name: S.S. Rick Husband

    Jason RhianMarch 11th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — When former NASA astronaut Dan Tani announced on March 8 that the OA-6 Enhanced Cygnus spacecraft would be named the S.S. Rick Husband, in honor of Rick Husband, the commander of the ill-fated final flight of Space Shuttle Columbia, STS-107, many of those present smiled and nodded their heads in approval.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Hail Columbia – Personal reflections on the loss of STS-107

    Jason RhianJanuary 18th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — From time-to-time I am asked why I left a good-paying (if not safe) job and entered college at the ripe old age of 30 – and in so doing embarked on a path toward a very uncertain future. The simple answer is because of Columbia, STS-107. Space has always inspired me, however, as […]