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Christa McAuliffe (Sharon Christa Corrigan)

Last Updated: 18 Sep, 2022 | Views: 223

Age: 37

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Teacher

Higher Education: Framingham State (BS) Bowie State (MEd)

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
02 Sep, 1948
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Massachusetts
Birth District
Boston
Birth Sign
Virgo
Religion
Catholicism
Nationalities
American
Died on
28 Jan, 1986
Cause of Death
The Shuttle Broke Apart

About Christa McAuliffe

About (Profile/Biography):

Sharon Christa McAuliffe was born on September 2, 1948, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. From Concord, New Hampshire, she was an American teacher and astronaut. She served as a payload specialist on mission STS-51-L when she died on the Space Shuttle Challenger. McAuliffe became the first teacher to fly in space in 1985 after being chosen from over 11,000 applicants for the NASA Teacher in Space Project.

Career:

A 1970: Graduate of Framingham State College, Christa McAuliffe holds a bachelor's degree in education and history.

In 1978: Christa McAuliffe graduated from Bowie State University with a master's degree in education, supervision, and administration.

1983: The year marked the beginning of Christa McAuliffe's career as a social studies teacher at Concord High School in New Hampshire.

July 1, 1985: Christa McAuliffe was selected as one of 10 finalists, and on July 7 she traveled to Johnson Space Center for a week of exams and briefings.

In 1985: Vice President of America George H.W. Bush named Christa McAuliffe to the post. 

Awards and Achievements:

Daytona 500 NASCAR race in 1986

Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004

Unknown facts:

Sharon Christa McAuliffe gravestone formed at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, the city where McAuliffe grew up.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In feet Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 54 Kg
In Pounds 120 lbs
Eye Color
Dark Brwon
Hair Color
Blonde

Family Details

Father's Name
Edward Christopher Corrigan
Mother's Name
Grace Mary Corrigan
Spouse
Steven J. McAuliffe
Brother(s)
Steven Corrigan, Christopher Corrigan
Sister(s)
Lisa Bristol, Betsy Corrigan
Son(s)
Scott Corrigan
Daughter(s)
Caroline Corrigan