When young actors take on a role in a fledgling television series, they often have no idea whether it will make it past the first season. But there are rare instances when a show – and a character – not only succeed, but become an enduring part of the national psyche.   

Though he humbly resists taking any credit f...

June Scobee Rodgers is an inspiring figure of immense talent who wears many hats.  The widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard “Dick” Scobee, June united the survivors’ families after the Challenger accident and led the movement to create the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.  She rem...

When Lieutenant Dee O’Hara appeared on the nationally televised game show To Tell the Truth in 1962, she was introduced as “the official nurse, and the only nurse, assigned to the seven United States astronauts.” Although the two other contestants – one deceptively dressed in an Air Force uniform – did their best to fo...

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