Christa McAuliffe (September 1948 – January was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. I remember where I was the moment this happened!
Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan, Teacher in space primary and backup crew members for Shuttle Mission This mission ended in failure when the Challenger orbiter exploded 73 seconds after launch on January (Great Images in NASA)
Sept 1948 - Christa McAuliffe [RIP] born in Boston, Massachusetts. High school teacher Christa McAuliffe was the first American civilian selected to go into space. She died in the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in
She made history when she became the first American civilian selected to go into space in high school teacher Christa McAuliffe (pictured in One of a crew of seven who perished in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.