Christa McAuliffe

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Sharon Christa McAuliffe
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Born(1948-09-02)September 2, 1948
StatusKilled during mission.
DiedJanuary 28, 1986(1986-01-28) (aged 37)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTeacher
Space career
NASA Spaceflight Participant[1]
Selection1985 Teacher in Space Project
MissionsSTS-51-L
Mission insignia
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Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire. She was a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger, who were killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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  1. "Astronaut Biographies: Space Flight Participant". NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2009-01-10.

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