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Sharon Christa McAuliffe
nee: Corrigan

Born: 2 September 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 28 January 1986 (Challenger explosion)

Group: NASA Teacher In Space Program (19 July 1985)

Status: Deceased


 

Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
51-L 28 January 1986 73 seconds

Christa McAuliffe, a teacher at Concord High School (New Hampshire), was selected in 1984 for the Teacher in Space Program. Because of her popularity and the attention she received, the Challenger 51-L flight created much excitement. Her death contributed  significantly to the Challenger tragedy. Christa held a masters degree in education from Bowie State College, Bowie, Maryland. She was married with two children.

 


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