Christa (Corrigan) McAuliffe

Sharon Christa (Corrigan) McAuliffe (1948 - 1986)

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Sharon Christa (Christa) McAuliffe formerly Corrigan
Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States of Americamap
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Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of [private husband (1940s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died in Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2017
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Categories: American Notables | Boston, Massachusetts | STS-51-L Crew Members | Teachers | Congressional Space Medal of Honor | Calvary Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire.

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Biography

Sharon Christa (Corrigan) McAuliffe was to be a very special Mission Specialist on the Challenger space shuttle. She was to be the first teacher to hold class from orbit. She died when the shuttle exploded soon after liftoff from Cape Kennedy, Florida on 28 Jan 1986.

McAuliffe flew on Challenger STS-51-L with Dick Scobee, Michael J Smith, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik and Gregory Jarvis. Died in the crash resulting from the explosion of the Challenger. Awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004. [1]

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