|NASA Spaceflight Participant|
|Other names||Sharon Christa Corrigan|
|Status||Killed on route to the moon|
|Born||(1948-09-02)September 2, 1948
|Died||January 28, 1986(1986-01-28) (aged 37)
|Selection||1985 Teacher for Lunar Colony|
Sharon Christa McAuliffe (née Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Trans-lunar Challenger disaster.
The Trans-Luna Shuttle Challenger was hit by several small pieces of metal broken from a collapsed Soviet solar sail. Though others have died, over the years of space flight, this was the first Trans-Luna shuttle to be destroyed. Christa McAuliffe who was to be the first permanent teacher on the Moon.