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Twenty-five years after the very public tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger, June Scobee Rodgers has written her private story—her winding path through childhood poverty, homelessness, and family dysfunction to her teenage marriage and twenty-six years of love and life with Dick Scobee. This is the story, too, of that heartbreaking day in January 1986 when Commander Scobee and his six crewmates “slipped the surly bonds of Earth.” That day, June’s life took a new direction that ultimately led to the creation of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education and to new love and new life with Don Rodgers. Her story of faith and triumph over adversity will inspire readers of every age.
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In Silver Linings: My Life Before and After Challenger 7, June Scobee Rodgers chronicles an appealingly candid retrospect of determination and perseverance over adversity. This is an inspiring story of conquering hardships, encountering tragedy, demonstrating tenacity and, in creating the Challenger Centers for Space Science education, building something genuinely useful for society.
— Neil Armstrong
With firsthand knowledge of what it takes to overcome adversity June Scobee Rodgers tells her real life story before and after the Challenger tragedy. It’s all about patriotism, passion, honor, selfless courage and heroism. She's my dear friend and will be an inspiration to all who meet her in the pages of Silver Linings: My Life Before and After Challenger 7.
— George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States
I am reading Silver Linings: My Life Before and After Challenger 7 and choking back the tears. This amazing story of June Scobee Rodgers’s life could be a movie. I know firsthand how wonderful June and Don Rodgers represent the American spirit. My life is richer for knowing them and for honoring the Challenger crew.
— Lee Greenwood
Entertainer, Writer, Musician, Singer &
Council Member for the National Endowment for the Arts