Richard Scobee by Regina

Rickard/Regina I am up to the podium first as I am the senior officer of the 20 that are here. This is Commander Richard Scobee (Dick) and as we are waiting for Rick to come in, Rick Husband. He will be here just shortly.

Thank you all for joining us and I am glad that this is a small group, as I really don’t like crowds. And I really don’t like being here. But this is very important for, not only the Challenger Crew, but the Discovery crew, and the Apollo 1 crew. So I told them I would lead the way – be brave. I am about as nervous as a cat in a trash can (chuckles). – which was really much like it felt on launch day.

And Mrs Gough we apologize for inconveniencing you with our smoke. Your cough was the direct result of our memories for inhalation as we were dealing with our deaths. It is not that we wanted to inflict any kind of discomfort but it was important for all of you to understand and recognize that although we are without body, we are still very present and our memory is very present and that memory has an effect. And our energy and our space around our energy – which is quite big in this room right now – is affecting all of you, each of you in a personal way.

We have requested that just you be involved because all your energies have been primed to meet us. And it would be too much work to allow any other new energies into our group right now because we would have to work and you would have to work to raise theirs. I hope that I am saying that clear enough, but that is the gist of that process here.

Anyways, I am here so that Rick can come in next – and he’s here.