Kurt's Historic Sites

Space Shuttle Challenger

Dick Scobee

Interment Location Visited  
Arlington, VA April 18, 2024  

Photographed April 18, 2024.
Photographed April 18, 2024.
Photographed April 18, 2024.
Photographed April 18, 2024.

Fast Facts

Born: May 19, 1939 in Cle Elum, Washington

Spouse: Virginia June Kent Scobee Rodgers (m. 1959-1986)

Military Rank: Lieutenant Colonel — U.S. Air Force

Died: January 28, 1986 near Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cause of Death: Space Shuttle Explosion and Impact

Age: 46

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Sources Consulted and Further Reading

Hockstader, Lee. “Astronaut Buried in Arlington Rite.” Washington Post. May 19, 1986. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1986/05/20/astronaut-buried-in-arlington-rite/411c0ef8-9f53-4ffd-8942-3212b33d6556/.

Knight-Ridder. “SHUTTLE CREW SAID TO HAVE SURVIVED BLAST.” Washington Post. November 12, 1988. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1988/11/13/shuttle-crew-said-to-have-survived-blast/bd5281d0-1e05-417e-89bc-7ec64fa9477e/.

 

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