Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, who was selected from 11,000 candidates to become the first Teacher/Civilian Specialist for the STS-S1-L mission. On January 28, 1986, just 73 seconds after launch, the Space Shuttle Challenger spacecraft disintegrated and she was one of the seven crew members killed in the disaster.
James Garner - We will miss this man of honor. His military service spread over 2 wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army 5th Regiment in Korea. He was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. The earlier photograph shows him with a young Korean orphan he took care of during that war. Where is Hollywood today?
When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.
George W. comforting a girl who lost her mom in the World Trade Cntr on 9-11. Despite what you thought about this man as a President, he showed that he really DID have a heart for the American people during the trying months following the attacks on our country.
Challenger's STS-51L Crew - On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter and its seven-astronaut crew. They are (L to R) Teacher in Space Participant, Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis, Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik, Commander Dick Scobee. Mission Specialist, Ronald McNair, Pilot, Michael Smith and Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka.