Francis Scobee– How Did the Astronaut Die?

Francis Scobee died at age 46, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding astronaut Francis Scobee's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Commanding officer of the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded during launch in 1986.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957, working as an engine mechanic and spending his off-duty time studying aerospace engineering at San Antonio College.

Selected for NASA’s astronaut program in 1978, he completed training in late 1979 and piloted a 1984 mission to space.

How did Francis Scobee die?

Information about the death of Francis Scobee
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death46 years
ProfessionAstronaut
BirthdayMay 19, 1939
Death dateJanuary 28, 1986
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A