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Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections

Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.

Dick Scobee

American Astronaut
Website: Wikipedia listing for Dick Scobee
Photo of Dick Scobee

Biographical Info

Born (1939-1986) in Cle Elum, Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee was an American astronaut. He graduated from Auburn High School and then attended the University of Arizona where he picked up his aerospace engineering degree. He was one of the astronauts who tragically died in 1986 commanding Space Shuttle Challenger after it suffered a booster failure during launch. (Photo courtesy of NASA.)

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