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Challenger Disaster Crew 1985 President Ronald Reagan honoured the crew as national heroes. In the back row from left to right: Ellison Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe (the teacher that 'was chosen' to ride on the shuttle), Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Pilot Mike Smith, Commander, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair.

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Teacher Christa McAuliffe, who perished in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 2, 1948.

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Christa McAuliffe

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Admissions and Lottery Information | Christa McAuliffe Charter School

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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.

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Christa McAuliffe taught at Concord High School in New Hampshire, where in addition to teaching law, economics and American history, she developed a course called "The American Woman." @arts_n_sciences