Francis Scobee

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Birthday
19, 1939
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Jan 28, 1986 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1939
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Jan 28, 1986 (46)

About

Commanding officer of the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded during launch in 1986.

Before Fame

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957, working as an engine mechanic and spending his off-duty time studying aerospace engineering at San Antonio College.

Trivia

Selected for NASA's astronaut program in 1978, he completed training in late 1979 and piloted a 1984 mission to space.

Family Life

He was born in Cle Elum, Washington to Francis William Scobee and Edlynn Miller.

Associated With

Judith Resnik was his crewmate on the ill-fated Challenger flight.