Roger Chaffee was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Illinois Institute of Technology and earned a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1957. He was married to Martha Horn Chaffee, and had two children, Sheryl and Stephen. Chaffee was an Eagle Scout and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma.
Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee was a Lieutenant
Commander in the U.S. Navy and originally selected to NASA's Apollo
program in 1963. Lieutenant Commander Chaffee was born February 15,
1935, in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received a