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Christa McAuliffe training for her mission aboard Challenger in the late 1980s. STS Challenger exploded after takeoff on January 28, 1986.

Christa McAuliffe training for her mission aboard Challenger in the late 1980s. STS Challenger exploded after takeoff on January 28, 1986.

Christa McAuliffe (1948 - 1986) Teacher/astronaut, she died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger

Christa McAuliffe (1948 - 1986) Teacher/astronaut, she died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger

Christa Mcauliffe’s Shadow | Yankee Classic

Christa McAuliffe's Shadow

Christa McAuliffe's parents and sister watch the Space Shuttle Challenger explode January 28, 1986.  A heartbreaking picture.

Christa McAuliffe's parents and sister watch the Space Shuttle Challenger explode January 28, 1986. A heartbreaking picture.

Ultimate Field Trip Christa McAuliffe DearKidLoveMom.com

Ultimate Field Trip Christa McAuliffe DearKidLoveMom.com

Challenger's STS-51L Crew - On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter and its seven-astronaut crew. They are (L to R) Teacher in Space Participant, Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis, Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik, Commander Dick Scobee. Mission Specialist, Ronald McNair, Pilot, Michael Smith and Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka.

Challenger's STS-51L Crew - On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter and its seven-astronaut crew. They are (L to R) Teacher in Space Participant, Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis, Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik, Commander Dick Scobee. Mission Specialist, Ronald McNair, Pilot, Michael Smith and Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka.

christa mcauliffe | For us children of the 80s, it was the first real day where we can ...

Christa McAuliffe

christa mcauliffe | For us children of the 80s, it was the first real day where we can ...

Christa McAuliffe was born September 2, 1948, in Framingham, MA. A high school history teacher, she was the first American civilian selected to go into space in 1985. After being selected by NASA in 1985, she trained at the Johnson Space Center. On January 28, 1986, she boarded the space shuttle Challenger. The space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing everyone on board.

Christa McAuliffe was born September 2, 1948, in Framingham, MA. A high school history teacher, she was the first American civilian selected to go into space in 1985. After being selected by NASA in 1985, she trained at the Johnson Space Center. On January 28, 1986, she boarded the space shuttle Challenger. The space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing everyone on board.

The Space Shuttle Challenger Crew, January 28, 1986: Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Gregory B. Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Judith A. Resnick, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair     All these crew members died shortly after takeoff when the Challenger exploded. I was in Colorado Springs in my living room watching it live and I will never forget.

The Space Shuttle Challenger Crew, January 28, 1986: Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Gregory B. Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Judith A. Resnick, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair All these crew members died shortly after takeoff when the Challenger exploded. I was in Colorado Springs in my living room watching it live and I will never forget.

Concord Elementary Schools: Abbot-Downing, Christa McAuliffe and Mill Brook Primary

Concord Elementary Schools: Abbot-Downing, Christa McAuliffe and Mill Brook Primary

Christa Mcauliffe, a Girl Scout Alumna and the first teacher in space, was tragically aboard the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986.

Christa McAuliffe

Christa Mcauliffe, a Girl Scout Alumna and the first teacher in space, was tragically aboard the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986.

Christa McAuliffe, pictured during T-38 flight training. Photo Credit: NASA

Christa McAuliffe, pictured during T-38 flight training. Photo Credit: NASA

Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher to go into space.  She was selected to go into space and teach the students of America from space.

Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher to go into space. She was selected to go into space and teach the students of America from space.