The Space Shuttle Columbia flew twenty-eight missions beginning April 12, 1981 and ending over deep East Texas on February 1, 2003 when the aircraft broke apart killing all seven astronauts on board: Americans Rick D. Husband, William C. McCool,…

Dr. Frances Edward Abernethy (1925-2015), was born in Altus, Oklahoma, and moved to Nacogdoches his senior year in high school. He enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being accepted at a position at Stephen F.…