#104 June Scobee Rodgers: Author, Speaker, Educator
The widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Dick Scobee, June Scobee Rodgers remembers every one of the 73 seconds leading up to the Challenger explosion in 1986. It marked the first time American lives were lost in space flight. June has touched the lives of countless people through her heroic persistence during difficult times. She is the author of Silver Linings: My Life Before and After Challenger 7, in which she returns to the very public tragedy of the Challenger explosion 25 years later. An established educator, Dr. Rodgers serves as the Founding Chairman for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, where each year over 500,000 students participate in Challenger Center programs. Married to Cookeville native, retired Army Lieutenant General Don Rodgers, they make their home in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One on One visits with June at the UTC Challenger Center for the sharing of thoughts during this anniversary year and a tour.
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