Dick Scobee

1939 - 1986

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Francis (Dick) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Scobee has received more than 980,638 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Dick Scobee is the 57th most popular astronaut, the 2,886th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,731st in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Dick Scobee ranks 57 out of 524Before him are Toktar Aubakirov, Valentin Bondarenko, Ronald Evans, Viktor Gorbatko, Roger B. Chaffee, and Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa. After him are Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Georgi Ivanov, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Kalpana Chawla, and Judith Resnik.

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Among people born in 1939, Dick Scobee ranks 159Before him are Heinz Holliger, James Fox, Charles Jencks, Czesław Niemen, Judy Chicago, and Adelardo Rodríguez. After him are Festus Mogae, János Göröcs, Tom Thabane, William Devane, Susan Flannery, and R. Budd Dwyer. Among people deceased in 1986, Dick Scobee ranks 97Before him are Scatman Crothers, Ding Ling, Phil Lynott, Roy Cohn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Liu Bocheng. After him are John Bagot Glubb, Valentin Kataev, Judith Resnik, Princess Anne of Orléans, Elisabeth Bergner, and Ivan Papanin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dick Scobee ranks 2,886 out of 15,968Before him are David Stern (1942), Peter Gallagher (1955), Frederick William Franz (1893), Nan Goldin (1953), Delmer Daves (1904), and Frank Stallone (1950). After him are Chris Sarandon (1942), Thomas Gordon (1918), Allison Janney (1959), Donna Karan (1948), Glenn Curtiss (1878), and Frances Arnold (1956).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Dick Scobee ranks 31Before him are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Michael J. Smith (1945), Alfred Worden (1932), Gordon Cooper (1927), Ronald Evans (1933), and Roger B. Chaffee (1935). After him are Wally Schirra (1923), Scott Carpenter (1925), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Judith Resnik (1949), Deke Slayton (1924), and Sally Ride (1951).