Sep 16, 2020
"All the Best" host Sam LeBlond sits down with June Scobee Rodgers, the inspiring widow of Commander Dick Scobee — who was one of the seven space pioneers to perish in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. Listen as June reveals the comfort that then-Vice President George H. W. Bush offered the families of the Challenger crew during that traumatic time and how it led to the establishment of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Today, there are Challenger Centers focusing on STEM education operating in 27 states and on three continents! Sam and June also chat about First Lady Barbara Bush and her ongoing support for this groundbreaking program that has touched over 5.5 million students around the world over the last 30 years. To read the full transcript of this episode visit https://www.georgeandbarbarabush.org/podcast-transcript/.