While travelers come and go through Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, a small blue space stands out.
The latest exhibit at Rick Husband Airport in Amarillo is located just to the right of the entrance and describes the career legacy of his namesake, the commander of Columbia, who was killed in the Space Shuttle tragedy @ NewsChannel10 pic.twitter. com / UnbZRgbirV
̵1; Jami Seymore August 29, 2018  Columbia Commander Rick Husband's career summed up in five words over the top, "From Amarillo to Space."
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"Not just a picture on the wall, not just a plaque," said Michael Conner, director of aviation at the airport. "It's the whole story of Rick Husband and I think that's important to the community of constant knowledge."
From Amarillo's roots to his tragic death on the Columbia Space Shuttle as a member of the STS-107 crew Exhibition explains everything, including photos of missions and memorabilia, given by his family and NASA.
"Hopefully the travelers will come through, see pictures, see stories of him and then hopefully similar things or go beyond, maybe to Mars," said his daughter Laura Husband.
Among the audience during the exhibition revealed students from local schools who attended husband such as Belmar Elementary and Amarillo High School.
The husband's daughter hopes that the exhibit and his legacy will inspire children to engage in the space program.
Generatio n, it really connects with what my father started here and where he went, and so I hope for the children who came today and the children around Amarillo and the surrounding area to be inspired "Doing similar things," said Husband.
Astronaut Paul Lockhart, longtime friend and colleague of the husband, says he hopes the husband's research and work will have an impact on future generations.
"Everything What We Learned When Building the Space Station That Rick Owned Everything we've learned from his life science flight will be our future astronauts and America's space program with the new core of astronauts and the children we know today take over when we go back to the moon and to Mars in the future, "said Lockhart.
A very real possibility that another child from the panhandle might someday go into space and so on Traveling to Mars, where Husband Hill is miles away.
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