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Mr. Terence Tom Henricks

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Employment History

Education

  • masters degree , public administration
    Golden Gate University
  • bachelor of science degree , civil engineering
    USAF Academy
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Tom Henricks
A veteran of four space shuttle missions, Astronaut Tom Henricks became the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a space shuttle pilot/commander. He was accepted into NASA's astronaut training program in 1985 and was the only astronaut assigned to the Shuttle Program Office during the return to flight phase following the Challenger accident. In addition to his time in space, he held many ...
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Henricks was an officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) becoming the youngest colonel in 1991. During his career, he flew fighter planes throughout the U. S. and Europe. He was a Top Gun and served tours in England and Iceland. He was also a test pilot of the F-4 Phantom and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Overall, he has flown over 30 different types of aircraft and logged over 6,000 hours flying time. He retired from government service in 1997 to pursue his business career. Born in Bryan, Ohio, Henricks received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the USAF Academy and a master's degree in public administration from Golden Gate University. He has earned numerous accolades, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, an honorary doctorate from Defiance College and a space in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. Henricks currently resides in Texas.
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"Tom Henricks was the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a Space Shuttle Pilot/Commander."
Former astronaut Tom Henricks flew four Space Shuttle missions in less than five years to become the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a space shuttle pilot/commander. Accepted into NASA's astronaut program in 1985, he became the only astronaut assigned to the Shuttle Program Office during the return to flight phase following the Challenger accident. In addition, he held many key technical and management positions at both the Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center. In 1991, Henricks became the youngest colonel in the United States Air Force (USAF). During his USAF career, he flew fighter planes throughout the U. S. and Europe, including Iceland. He was a Top Gun and a test pilot on the F-4 and F-16 aircraft. Overall, he has flown more than 30 different types of aircraft and logged over 6,000 hours flying time. In 1997, he began a business career and is now an executive with a Fortune 500 company.
Born in 1952 in Bryan, Ohio, Henricks received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the USAF Academy and a masters degree in public administration from Golden Gate University. He has earned numerous accolades, including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, an two honorary doctorate and a space in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. Henricks currently resides near Dallas with his wife singer songwriter Rebecca.
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www.mbae.com, 6 Feb 2003 [cached]
The loss of the seven crew members onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia has affected the nation and the entire world, but for Tom Henricks the loss is personal.A former astronaut, Henricks, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), was a previous pilot and commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Originally scheduled to address science experiments conducted in space as part of the third annual Brother Lucian Blersch Symposium at St. Edward's University on Friday, Feb. 7, Henricks will now turn his attention to the Columbia disaster and the future of the American space program.Henricks, who has been offering expert commentary on MSNBC since the space shuttle was lost on re-entry, has agreed to take questions from Austin-area media in a press conference immediately following his lecture.
Tom Henricks told an overflow ...
therockwallnews.com, 25 Feb 2012 [cached]
Tom Henricks told an overflow crowd of 100 men, women and teens at the Rockwall Co. Men's Club breakfast Saturday that not enough people are applying to become NASA's next generation of astronauts and now is the time to apply to go to Mars.
Henricks, a veteran of four space-shuttle missions, who became the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a space shuttle pilot/commander, said he is envious of those who will someday go to Mars.
He explained that NASA is recruiting again and initial applications are as simple as standard civil service applications which one would complete to work at the post office.
Raised on a farm in Ohio, he added that he almost sold himself short and didn't apply. He encourages anyone who might want to fly in space someday to apply now.
"Dream big and don't sell yourself short."
Henricks received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the USAF Academy and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He has earned numerous accolades, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, an honorary doctorate from Defiance College and a space in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
Although the Constellation space program was cancelled by Pres. Obama, he expects the program will someday be revived but in a different format.
"NASA is currently spending $400 million to drive innovative solutions from private companies," he explained, such as Rockwall-based Armadillo Aerospace, which recently won several grants for their work.
"The new Constellation will be the system to take people to the Moon and other planets such as Mars."
He said he doubted any one nation will ever be able to get to Mars on its own and a joint mission between at least two or more nations will be needed.
Henricks was accepted into NASA's astronaut training program in 1985 and was the only astronaut assigned to the Shuttle Program Office during the return-to-flight phase following the Challenger accident. In addition to his time in space, he held many key technical and management positions at both the Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center.
He explained that astronauts do much more than just fly in space. There are a variety of specialists needed, including officers in science, medicine and many other fields.
He qualified to command the shuttle flights because of his previous experience as an Air Force Top Gun and test pilot, flying over 30 different types of aircraft with over 6,000 hours of flying time, including the F-4 Phantom and f-16 Fighting Falcon.
Asked if he was ever frightened about flying the shuttle in space, he said he definitely was 'very apprehensive" about it - especially the first time.
After all the training is finished for a mission and launch, he said astronauts spend the three days before lift-off "hanging out," having nightmares and thinking about whether their will is in order.
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Henricks explained that, once in space, dealing with no gravity is somewhat difficult.
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Henricks left government service in 1997 to pursue a career in business. He now resides in Texas.
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Rebecca Henricks on Liberty Bell Radio
www.libertybellradio.com, 3 June 2013 [cached]
Rebecca married Tom Henricks in Dallas.
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Tom is a retired USAF colonel and was a pilot/commander of four successful space shuttle missions. Tom and Rebecca met at Barksdale Air Force Base on a blind date at a Mardi Gras Ball.
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Tom asked Rebecca to dance and they've been dancing ever since.
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Whether singing at small town festivals or at functions with out-of-this-world celebrities, Henricks always makes the audience feel at home.
Henricks' 2004 debut CD, "Stagecoach Road" had three of her own tunes on the Top 50 List of The Texas Regional Radio Charts. July 12, 2007, she released the highly anticipated CD, "Dance With Me." July 1, 2008, she returned to her gospel roots and released "Sunday Morning.
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