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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evelyn Husband Narrator: Evelyn Husband Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9781621882039
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Rick Husband wanted to be an astronaut since his fourth birthday, but it wasn’t always for the right reasons. Initially, he thought it would be a cool, fun thing to do. It wasn’t until he came to a spiritual crossroads and was able to give that dream up to discover the true desires of his heart before he actually got into the space shuttle program at NASA. Three failed attempts did not daunt this driven pilot—and the fourth interview process, though lengthy and difficult, proved successful for him.

Husband’s years at NASA served not only to develop his integrity and character, but also to increase his faith in a Creator that could not be denied in the vastness of space. His story is not only inspirational but exhilarating and invigorating, as readers will witness the life of a man who consistently pursued the desires of his heart even as he served a faithful God.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Klay | 1/13/2014

    " This is a great book that is very inspiring. Rick Husband had amazing work ethic and focus. He was a Godly man who leaves you wishing you were more like him. A must read for someone who is interested in the space program or inspirational biographies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jehan Corbin | 1/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and gave several copies to friends in the military/airline field. (I don't personally know any astronauts) An easy read and a very inspirational true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Sandy | 12/9/2013

    " Good book. About the role of faith in the life of Rick Hubbard who died in the Columbia disaster and the spiritual legacy he left his family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/15/2013

    " I just read this book this weekend. True story of commander of Columbia space shuttle which disintegrated over Texas, his faith, his family, etc. Very inspiring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/10/2013

    " Over all amazing book about the life of a courageous and Christian man. (besides the fact that I'm using it for my DI) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 3/2/2013

    " This will strengthen your faith and make you cry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ash | 1/26/2013

    " It was hard to read with dull parts, but is worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/25/2012

    " Interesting insight into training for astronauts. I found myself checking on line for more regarding the Columbia Space Shuttle. I also found the relationship between Rick Husband, his wife and children to be very inspirational. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 12/21/2012

    " I read this only because it was given to me by my inlaw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/4/2012

    " Profound in it's truth and honesty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malinda | 5/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's interesting, and you get to see what's behind the astronaut. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/12/2012

    " I worked at Nasa when all this happened. I never had the opportunity to meet Commander Husband, but I definitely felt a connection after reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucille Zimmerman | 4/6/2012

    " The only book I stayed up all night to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 3/5/2012

    " Inspiring bio of Rick Husband, commander of the ill-fated Columbia shuttle "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Junessa | 12/24/2011

    " A great story of a man who lived out his belief in God every day and a woman who trusts God to be with her into eternity. An awesome title for an awesome book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manzie | 10/29/2011

    " I love love love LOVE this book! My dad picks on mt because I like rick XD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sal | 6/10/2011

    " The bio of a man who reverently loved and served God, in public and behind closed doors, while living his passion. Reading the book is bittersweet because of the inevitable outcome but incredibly inspiring none the less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 3/11/2011

    " Good book. About the role of faith in the life of Rick Hubbard who died in the Columbia disaster and the spiritual legacy he left his family.


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malinda | 8/6/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's interesting, and you get to see what's behind the astronaut. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Klay | 2/19/2010

    " This is a great book that is very inspiring. Rick Husband had amazing work ethic and focus. He was a Godly man who leaves you wishing you were more like him. A must read for someone who is interested in the space program or inspirational biographies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 8/5/2009

    " This will strengthen your faith and make you cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 10/19/2008

    " I worked at Nasa when all this happened. I never had the opportunity to meet Commander Husband, but I definitely felt a connection after reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/26/2008

    " Over all amazing book about the life of a courageous and Christian man. (besides the fact that I'm using it for my DI) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/27/2008

    " Interesting insight into training for astronauts. I found myself checking on line for more regarding the Columbia Space Shuttle. I also found the relationship between Rick Husband, his wife and children to be very inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/20/2008

    " Evelyn Husband writes about the life of her husband,
    U.S. Commander Rick Husband and their marriage together
    as christians. He believed in God and had a very scientific
    career working for NASA. Their example as told in this story was very inspiring to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/26/2007

    " I just read this book this weekend. True story of commander of Columbia space shuttle which disintegrated over Texas, his faith, his family, etc. Very inspiring! "

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About the Author

Evelyn Husband is the widow of Rick Husband, commander of the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia that disintegrated upon reentry in 2003. The Husbands were very active in their church together, and Evelyn continues to make God a central part of her life, by ministering widows at her church, helping provide mentors for fatherless young men, and serving on the board of her local YMCA. She remarried in 2008.