Sunday, March 20, 2011

Astronaut's Wife To Speak In Cookeville

Author June Scobee Rodgers will be in Cookeville next Sunday, March 27,  signing copies of her book, Silver Linings, described as an inspirational story of her life before and after the space shuttle Challenger explosion.  Her late husband, astronaut Dick Scobee, was commander on that shuttle. The event will take place in the Tech Pride Room at 2:30 p.m., where Rodgers will speak briefly, answer questions and autograph books. June is the founding chairman of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. She holds a doctorate from Texas A&M and a master's degree from Chapman College in California. She has taught at every grade level from kindergarten through college and recently served on the president's National Advisory Council on Education. Internationally, she continues to serve on the Vatican Observatory Foundation Board of Directors. She currently resides in Chattanooga with her husband, Don, who is a Cookeville native and TTU electrical engineering graduate. They both serve on the TTU Foundation.