The City of Amarillo announced they will honor astronaut Rick Husband on February 1st, the 20th anniversary of his passing.
The city will hold a public ceremony with city officials and friends of Husband on Wednesday at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 10 am.
Husband was the mission commander onboard the Columbia space shuttle and one of the 7 astronauts who died as it sustained damage upon reentry.
A wreath will be placed at the feet of the statue in the airport, adorned by Husband’s favorite Bible verse.
For more information on the ceremony visit the city website.