Dick Scobee, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dick Scobee

American astronaut

Date of Birth: 19-May-1939

Place of Birth: Cle Elum, Washington, United States

Date of Death: 28-Jan-1986

Profession: astronaut, military officer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Dick Scobee

  • Francis Richard Scobee (May 19, 1939 – January 28, 1986) was an American pilot, engineer and astronaut.
  • He was killed while he was commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the STS-51-L mission.He held a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.
  • He was a reciprocating engine mechanic for the United States Air Force and served as a combat aviator in the Vietnam War. In April 1984, he piloted Challenger mission STS-41-C, which successfully deployed one satellite and repaired another.
  • Selected for NASA Astronaut Corps in January 1978, Scobee completed his training in August 1979.
  • While awaiting his first orbital spaceflight mission, he served as an instructor pilot for the Shuttle's 747 carrier aircraft.

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