Christa McAuliffe Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Christa McAuliffe (Sharon Christa Corrigan)

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023 | Views: 768

Age: 37

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Teacher

Famous For: Challenger Astronaut

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

Christa McAuliffe Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
02 Sep, 1948 (37 Years 04 Months 26 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
28 Jan, 1986
Cause of Death
The Shuttle Broke Apart

Christa McAuliffe Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

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.


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.

Christa McAuliffe Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

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

Christa McAuliffe Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Edward Christopher Corrigan
Mother's Name
Grace Mary Corrigan
Steven J. McAuliffe
Steven Corrigan, Christopher Corrigan
Lisa Bristol, Betsy Corrigan
Scott Corrigan
Caroline Corrigan
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