Last Updated: 03 Mar, 2023 | Views: 488
Other Profession(s): Teacher
Higher Education: Framingham State (BS) Bowie State (MEd)
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.
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
Sharon Christa McAuliffe gravestone formed at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, the city where McAuliffe grew up.
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