Christa McAuliffe
Christa McAuliffe
NASA Spaceflight Participant
Other names Sharon Christa Corrigan
Nationality American
Status Killed on route to the moon
Born (1948-09-02)September 2, 1948

Boston, Massachusetts

Died January 28, 1986(1986-01-28) (aged 37)

Translunar space

Other occupation Teacher
Selection 1985 Teacher for Lunar Colony
Missions STS-51-L
Mission insignia

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.

200px-Christa McAuliffe Experiences Weightlessness During KC-135 Flight - GPN-2002-000149-1-
Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan - GPN-2002-000004-1-

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