A special exhibition at a Lubbock museum will honor two of the Hub City’s hometown heroes.

The special exhibition entitled “Columbia: Honoring West Texas Heroes Rick Husband and Willie McCool” will be held at the Silent Wings Museum, with assistance from the Texas Tech Southwest Collection. .

The exhibition is sponsored by the Philip C. Price Lubbock Chapter of the Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Both Colonel Rick Husband and Commander Willie McCool died in the Columbia space shuttle disaster on February 1st, 2003.

A reception with free admission will be held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 1st, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Columbia disaster.

The exhibit will be on display at the Silent Wings Museum, located off Interstate 27, Exit 9, from February 1st through March 17th, 2013.