June Scobee Rodgers Participates In Simulated Mission To Mars Tuesday At UTC

Friday, January 12, 2018

June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard “Dick” Scobee, who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion, will be at UTC’s Challenger Center on Tuesday with 15 women who are leaders in the Chattanooga area. Along with a luncheon and presentation by Mrs. Rodgers, the 15 women will take part in a simulated Mission to Mars. Here’s a rundown of what that means: 

The year is 2076 and a crew must land their spacecraft on Mars. Crew members are divided into separate teams, each with a specific duty during the landing. If they do everything right, they’ll land safety, if not …. 

The list of local women is: Cindy Sexton, Sue Culpepper, Vicki Cherry, Debbie McKee, Sharon McKee, Lisa Frost, Sarah Lorberbaum, Lorie Runge, Carol Mutter, Sandra Longer, Arline Mann, Ellen Heavilon, Jackie Mohney, Gayanne Burns, Nancy Prebul, Kathie Scobee Fulgham and June Scobee Rodgers. 

The event starts with the luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Challenger Center conference room, and the mission takes place between noon and 1 p.m.

For more information on June Scobee Rodgers, go to http://www.junescobeerodgers.com.


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