Christa Mcauliffe


From the Archives: Remembering Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger disaster

On the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, school children around America tuned into a live broadcast of the launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger. The space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launch, taking with it the lives of the seven crew members aboard. The explosion remains one of the most poignant moments in the collective memories of those who watched the launch.

Local dignitaries celebrate National Teachers’ Day with Christa McAuliffe coin

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Tuesday morning, elected officials and other dignitaries gathered at the SEE Science Center to celebrate a new dollar coin honoring Christa McAuliffe and teachers everywhere, commemorating National Teacher Day. Legislation approving the coins, signed into law in Oct. 2019, is the first currency in U.S. history...
Union Leader

Dean Kamen issues 'call to action' to promote coins honoring Christa McAuliffe

Dean Kamen is flummoxed. Flabbergasted, even. Typically measured in his speech and manner, the Bedford inventor and entrepreneur was recently venting his frustration and chagrin at what he sees as a missed opportunity for New Hampshire to celebrate someone who was universally admired: Concord’s own Christa McAuliffe. After years of...
MetroWest Daily News

Framingham History Center to present Challenger, Christa McAuliffe presentation

FRAMINGHAM — The Framingham History Center will produce the CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa presentation at 10 a.m. July 15.. Ask anyone about Christa McAuliffe and most will say exactly where they were when the Challenger shuttle launched; however, few people understand who McAuliffe really was. America's Teacher in Space was an educational pioneer and her goals and accomplishments are explored in this multi-media performance experience.