Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee was commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger when it exploded, killing him and everybody on board. Scobee was married to June (now June Scobee Rogers) they usually had two kids: Kathie Scobee Fulgham and Richard W. Scobee. Where are his spouse and kids right this moment?
The Challenger explosion is the topic of Netflix’s new four-part documentary sequence Challenger: The Final Flight, exploring the tales across the tragedy of January 28, 1986.
June Scobee Rodgers Remarried & Is the Founding Chair of the Challenger Center
June Scobee married Don Rodgers in 1989, three years after her husband’s tragic demise. When they married, he was a lieutenant basic within the Army and commander of the Army Information Systems Command, UPI reported. They met at an Easter service at Arlington National Cemetery and had been engaged in the course of the Christmas vacation. Don Rodgers, a widower, has one son, Eric. They reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee right this moment and have 9 grandchildren, according to her Amazon bio.
Today she’s the founding chair of the Challenger Center, in response to her bio with the middle. The Center continues the academic mission of the Challenger crew and operates facilities throughout the U.S. and components of the world, Texas A&M Today reported.
June Scobee Rodgers co-authored the Star Challengers science journey books and wrote Silver Linings – My Life Before and After the Challenger 7. She’s been awarded the National Eagle Award, the Spirit of Volunteerism, the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award, and extra. She’s served as a instructor and college professor and consulted with quite a few businesses. She has a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Leicester, England.
In August 2007, Barbara Morgan (who was Christa McAuliffe’s backup for the Challenger flight) flew on STS-118, an meeting mission for the International Space Station that launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She told NASA in an interview: “We are an meeting mission, which suggests we’re going to go to the International Space Station, dock with it, and assist full its building…” While on her mission, she spent 20 minutes doing a radio Q&A with younger college students, hosted by June Scobee Rodgers.
Richard Scobee, Dick Scobee’s Son, is Chief of the Air Force Reserve
Today, Dick Scobee’s son Richard Scobee is Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve. He was promoted to lieutenant basic in September 2018 and can also be Commander of Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, the place he supervises all Air Force Reserve items. He was commissioned in 1986 after graduating from the Air Force Academy — the identical 12 months that his father died. He has flown F-16s and has served domestically and abroad, together with in Germany, South Korea, and Egypt. He deployed as Commander of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group in Iraq in 2008.
He led a navy flyover throughout Super Bowl XXX for the Challenger’s tenth anniversary.
In 2019, he spoke with CNN about what occurred to his dad. He mentioned that after liftoff, he virtually instantly knew that one thing was flawed.
Kathie Scobee Fulgham, Dick Scobee’s Daughter, Is a Public Relations Expert
Kathie Scobee Fulgham was 23 when her father died within the Challenger tragedy. Today, she’s on the board of administrators for the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, according to her bio there. She’s additionally a board member for Crime Stoppers, the Hamilton County Department of Education Fund for Excellence, and the H*Art Gallery. She’s an advisory board member for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education and was named a Woman of Distinction in 2012.
According to her Facebook bio, she can also be a small enterprise proprietor of KSF Communications, a public relations company, and the previous public relations supervisor for the Tennessee Aquarium. She’s married to Scott Fulgham, a police officer.
She told People that if any of her 4 kids wished to be an astronaut, she would approve with none hesitation. “I’ll assist my youngsters in something they need to do, and I’d be proud for them to enter area exploration,” she mentioned.